Phillip Lindsay top 3 destinations after leaving Broncos

Denver Broncos - RB Phillip Lindsay. (Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images)
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Who knew that the last time Phillip Lindsay took the field for the Denver Broncos that it would be the last time?

Although Lindsay’s impending free agency following the 2020 season was well-known, it seemed like a major stretch to think that the Denver Broncos would not offer him at least a second-round restricted free agent tender given what he has done for the team since 2018.

What, exactly, has he done for the team in that time?

Well, he has rushed for 2,550 yards, racked up over 3,000 yards from scrimmage, run for 17 touchdowns, caught another, and has fumbled zero times in 611 career touches.

Lindsay was also the first undrafted rookie running back to make the Pro Bowl in league history.

Although his effectiveness diminished over three seasons and his availability dropped substantially in 2020 (Lindsay played in just 11 games), there is no question about the fact that Lindsay meant a ton to the Denver Broncos on and off the field.

It doesn’t seem that the front office and coaching staff felt his presence was non-negotiable, however.

The Broncos brought in Melvin Gordon in the 2020 offseason which drew the ire of many fans in Broncos Country. Who knows what the Broncos had seen on tape with Lindsay, or what their conversations with him behind closed doors were like.

What’s for certain is that the Broncos did not view the Colorado Kid in their long-term plans.

Lindsay, who came into the league with a big chip on his shoulder anyway, could have a rejuvenated fire in him after he and the Broncos agreed to part ways, the Broncos rescinding his low RFA tender officially on Thursday morning.

So what team could be the best fit for Phillip Lindsay now that his time with the Denver Broncos is over?

Let’s take a look at the top three options.