2. New York Jets
Phillip Lindsay got to the Denver Broncos at just the right time in 2018.
The Broncos had fellow 2018 rookie Royce Freeman penciled in as RB1 that year, but Lindsay struck when the opportunity was given to him to do so, and it turned out to be a perfect series of events that led to him getting as much playing time and as many touches as he did.
Looking for a similar situation elsewhere around the league in 2021, the New York Jets could be an option for Lindsay.
The Jets hired a new head coach in Robert Saleh from the Kyle Shanahan tree. Although Saleh’s roots are more “Seattle defense” than “Shanahan offense” the offense that was run in San Francisco is coming to the Big Apple, or at least a version of it.
Matt LaFleur’s brother Mike is going to be running the offense in New York and that is an obvious fit for Lindsay.
In addition to scheme fit, Lindsay should have no problem beating out La’Mical Perine who was unable to beat out Frank Gore for substantial carries last season.
Lindsay could easily pencil in as RB1 for the Jets in 2021 in a scheme he would be able to excel in.