Denver Broncos: 3 things to keep tabs on when training camp opens
How will Melvin Gordon and Phillip Lindsay split work?
Despite having one of the league’s more talented young running backs in Phillip Lindsay, the Broncos still made signing Melvin Gordon in free agency a priority. His arrival into the team’s backfield has presented some of the most intriguing questions of the offseason.
Gordon is a former first-round pick who still has plenty of talent. The Broncos did not sign him to a two-year deal to sit on the bench and watch Lindsay so it will be Lindsay, the undrafted wonder for the Broncos, who is forced to make the biggest adjustment.
Lindsay is talented enough to push Gordon for at least a 50-50 split in the backfield, but it will be interesting to see how Gordon will be used in the offense that Pat Shurmur is going to install.
This combination has all the ability to be one of the best in football, but it could also easily lead to one of these players getting disgruntled over the number of carries they receive. Of course, winning would likely make all of that go away.
In the early days of camp, it will be interesting to see which running back takes the field first, which running back takes the field most often and which running back is on the field in key situations.