Denver Broncos: Top 15 acquisitions of the decade

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Phillip Lindsay
DENVER, COLORADO – DECEMBER 01: Phillip Lindsay #30 of the Denver Broncos carries the ball against the Los Angeles Chargers in the third quarter at Empower Field at Mile High on December 01, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /

Signed RB Phillip Lindsay as an UDFA in 2018

By: Shelby Manning

John Elway has found much success with undrafted free agents, including guys like cornerback Chris Harris Jr and running back CJ Anderson. His streak continued into the 2018 season with RB Phillip Lindsay.

A hometown boy, Lindsay played college football at Colorado. However, due to not receiving an invite to the NFL Combine, Lindsay had very little opportunity to showcase his talents outside of Colorado’s Pro Day.

The 2018 NFL Draft came and went, and Lindsay’s name wasn’t called. However, the Denver Broncos would sign him to a free agent contract, and it would turn out to be arguably the best move of the 2018 offseason.

Lindsay quickly burst out of the gate, earning his first 100+ yard rushing game in Week 2 in the thrilling 20-19 win over the Oakland Raiders. Lindsay would become the first undrafted player in NFL history with 100+ scrimmage yards in his first two games.

Lindsay was selected to his first Pro Bowl his rookie season, and became the first undrafted offensive rookie to be selected to one, although he would not be able to play due to a wrist injury sustained in the Christmas Eve loss to the Raiders.

Although Denver’s offense has been stagnant the past two seasons, Phillip Lindsay has found success, capping back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in the  first two years of his career. Lindsay has emerged as a premier back, and Broncos fans should be very excited about his future.