C.J. Anderson announces his retirement

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Running back C.J. Anderson did not sign with anyone this offseason and he won’t be signing with anyone now that the year is underway.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Anderson has decided to retire as an active player.

Anderson signed with the Broncos as an undrafted free agent in 2013 and took on a prominent offensive role the next year. He led the team in rushing yards during the 2014 season and won a Super Bowl ring when the Broncos beat the Panthers in Santa Clara in Super Bowl 50.

He would remain with the Broncos through 2017, when he posted a career-high 1,007 rushing yards. He was released in 2018 and spent time with the Panthers, Rams and Lions over the last two seasons. He tried out for the Seahawks late last season and said he was “done with ball” when he didn’t land a job, so Friday’s news isn’t out of left field.

Anderson is planning to move into coaching and said, via Schefter, there will be “details soon” about that pursuit.

4 responses to “C.J. Anderson announces his retirement

  1. One of the more underrated and undervalued RBs. His adaptability and intelligence has shown with the success he’s had in multiple schemes. Good luck CJ, I’m sure he’ll make a great coach somewhere!

  2. I appreciate everything he did for the Rams in the 2018 season. Dude was like a cannon ball. Respect.

  3. I think Anderson has been blackballed since he doesn’t have a job. This is the standard answer for a life that matters not having a job after being cut.

  4. As a Rams fan I will always be grateful to CJ for getting us to a SB. We might have choked in the big game, but CJ was a massive part of getting us through the play-offs.

    Thank you Bro

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