The dream is happening for Phillip Lindsay, and he has made it for himself. After the Denver Broncos’ final preseason game Thursday, General Manager John Elway confirmed that Lindsay had earned a spot on the team’s final 53-man roster, according to BroncosWire.
#Broncos rookie RB Phillip Lindsay has made the 53-man roster, GM John Elway confirmed! https://t.co/DQtDFet6Z8— Broncos Wire (@TheBroncosWire) August 31, 2018
As we have detailed closely, Lindsay has been superb for Denver since signing as an undrafted free agent. After making headlines in summer practices, Lindsay proved to be a reliable playmaker and special teamer in his three preseason appearances. He didn’t appear in the Broncos’ final game because he had already earned his roster spot.
The former Heisman contender (let me have it) will be listed as Denver’s third running back, behind Oregon rookie Royce Freeman and third-year former Utah back Devontae Booker. If either of those players miss any time, or if the Broncos realize Booker isn’t very good, Lindsay will see heavy playing time in his rookie season. And if he only sees limited time in the backfield, he will still be a special teams hype man and fearless locker room leader.
Lindsay is a hometown kid who grew up a diehard Broncos and he’s made certain to not let his dream slip through his fingers. We’re so excited for his future and we know he will make the most of every chance he’s given. Congrats, Phil, we are so proud.