The Broncos are stacked at running back. the likes of which we probably have never witnessed in the history of the Broncos. well, except for TD the 2000 yard madman.
As we recall, chubby bear Anderson worked hard an rose in the ranks to number one on the depth. He when then suffer a season-ending knee injury. In 2017, CJ Anderson would bounce right back only to be let go.
Knowshon Moreno was really coming on when he was allowed to walk. he could block for Manning and had superior hands. The dude was a stud. When he walked, we were left with CJ Anderson and Ronnie Hillman. On any other team in the NFL, the duo would have been average, however, Manning was that force multiplier that made the difference. Of course, the Denver D kept them on the field and Manning limited his mistakes. They would go on to win Superbowl 50.
I don’t want to talk about Siemian and Lynch.
Kirk Cousins padded his numbers with copious dump offs to the running back. The trend has inundated the NFL. While Musgrave toiled slightly with a Christian McCaffrey style super- back with Booker, the tosses were limited.
Enter Phillip Lindsay.
Ronnie Hillman was supposed to be the small tempo changing finesse speedster running back. In reality, he proved to be too slow and weak to build a team around. Most of us thought it was stupid to draft the SDSU dude in the first place. We laughed when the legion of Doom descended upon him and stripped the ball from him like he was a little bitch.
Today, the Broncos have two smaller backs by the way of Henderson and Lindsay. Henderson was completely underutilized even though the dude is a badass.
The Bronco depth chart will probably start with Booker the Bruiser followed by Royce Freeman. It will be interesting to see who gets that number 3 spot between Williams, Henderson, and Lindsay. It will also be interesting to see if the Broncos move Janovich to RB as well.
We can be assured that Bronco fans will be pulling for Phillip Lyndsay as the hometown favorite. He might just be the second coming of Daren Sproles