Well, that didn’t take long. After three days of painstaking waiting and not hearing his name called in the NFL draft, former Colorado running back Phillip Lindsay received the call, albeit a little later than ideal: The Denver Broncos wanted to sign him.
Lindsay was not selected in the 2018 NFL Draft, but it’s likely he will make an excellent fit with the Broncos as an undrafted free agent. He has played football at every level in Colorado, from youth to college, and now he can become a professional there as well.
Above all teams, Denver also showed immense interest in Lindsay, as general manager John Elway, senior personnel adviser Gary Kubiak, coach Vance Joseph and director of player personnel Matt Russell attended Lindsay’s pro day.
As a senior, Lindsay rushed for 1,474 yards and 14 touchdowns on 301 carries, leaving him just shy of 4,000 yards and 40 touchdowns for his career. He joins fellow Pac-12 member Royce Freeman of Oregon in the backfield. Denver took Freeman, the Ducks’ star running back, in the third round.