Good morning, Broncos Country!
John Elway has a knack to unearth undrafted gems.
The latest is local fan-favorite Phillip Lindsay. Since he stepped foot on the Denver Broncos facility, he has gone to work to earn his spot on the roster. The undrafted college free agent from the University of Colorado has done whatever is asked of him, and he’s shined doing all of it.
After the way Lindsay played on Saturday night against the Chicago Bears in a 24-23 loss, as noted in the winners and losers column, if his name isn’t in Sharpie on the roster this morning I have no idea what else he has to do. He was all over the field against the Bears. The weapon and playmaker he could become in this offense ... and when you pair him with fellow rookie Royce Freeman ... both of those should give fans all the feels. It’s clear they are the top two running backs on the roster and form quite the duo.
Phillip Lindsay's 15 yard carry @BSNBroncos @RunRalphieRun @CoachChev6 pic.twitter.com/PFBk8pSK0B— SilverBuff (@silver_buff) August 19, 2018
But that was only the start for Lindsay on Saturday night.
He flashed as a returner, and he exhibited how much he wants to make the team with his a tackle on special teams. I’ve noted since the start of training camp that if you want to catch the eyes of your coaches, you makes plays like Lindsay did on special teams. The fact he was more excited about that tackle says a lot about him as a player. It shows he has the attitude you want in your locker room.
The key for rookies is to, at the very least, remain consistent. The ones who become stars continue to grow and improve. Lindsay has not only remained consistent since he signed in Denver, he’s shined when given his chances. There’s no doubt his confidence is sky high, but so too is the confidence the coaches have in him. The combo of Freeman and Lindsay in the Broncos offense is so much fun to think about. As is the combination of Courtland Sutton and DaeSean Hamilton (both of whom are rookies). As is the Orange Rush duo of Von Miller and rookie Bradley Chubb (you have to get this retro shirt with a modern twist).
As it stands, this draft class has all the makings of being a major hit. What makes it even more impressive is the latest undrafted gem to find his way to and shine in Denver.
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