John Elway says Broncos will look at new deal for Phillip Lindsay

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Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay made some history in Sunday’s win over the Raiders.

Lindsay ran 18 times for 53 yards, which gave him 1,011 rushing yards for the year. Lindsay ran for 1,037 yards as a rookie and he’s the first undrafted player to run for at least 1,000 yards in each of his first two seasons. That fast start to his career could lead to a payday this offseason.

Undrafted players are permitted to sign new contracts after their second seasons and Broncos General Manager John Elway said on Monday that the team would look into doing that this offseason.

“Phillip has done a tremendous job. . . . As Vic said last night, there were 32 dumb-dumbs that didn’t draft him, and I was one of them,” Elway said, via Nicki Jhabvala of

Lindsay said he would like to get a new deal done as soon as possible. If he doesn’t get one by the end of the 2020 season, he’ll be set for restricted free agency.

3 responses to “John Elway says Broncos will look at new deal for Phillip Lindsay

  1. Easy decision for Elway on an extension and fair pay day for Phil. Homegrown underdog deserves a financial reward more than any other NFLer today. Humble, and genuine, and fan favorite. time to move out of mom and dad’s basement #30.

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