At 6-8, the Denver Broncos know their season is over. But that’s not going to slow down rookie halfback Phillip Lindsay after the week he’s had.
Earlier this week, the NFL would announce the 2018 Pro Bowl rosters. Lindsay finds himself on it, which is significant for one particular reason. He’s the first undrafted offensive player to make the Pro Bowl as a rookie in NFL history.
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) December 19, 2018
Even more amazing is the fact that Lindsay has put up these numbers despite only being credited with seven starts this season. But in 14 games for the Broncos, he’s averaging an impressive 5.2 yards per carry. With 182 carries under his belt, that’s good for 991 yards. Plus he has nine scores on the ground to go along with that. Lindsay has also become a decent weapon in the passing game, catching 33 passes for 270 yards and an additional score.
However like we mention above, the Broncos are officially out of playoff contention. After winning three straight to get back to 6-6, they lost consecutive games to the 49ers and Browns. And in those games Lindsay couldn’t get much going, combining for just 54 yards rushing on 28 carries (1.9 YPC) and a single touchdown.
Still, were not going to let it damper this kid’s week. He deserves this honor.