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Where are they now: Phillip Lindsay, former Broncos running back

Since we are in the NFL offseason and training camp is almost underway, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at past and present NFL athletes and where they are now.

This segment will be on former 2018 Pro Bowl running back Phillip Lindsay and his domination in the NFL for a short period of time.

Quick Biography: 

Phillip Lindsay was a multi-sport athlete for South High School which is a part of the Denver Public School District. Lindsay played basketball, track and field, and football. Driven by the success and appreciation of his father, Lindsay decided to wear jersey number 22 and had one goal in mind – beat his father’s high school record for rushing yards (4,400). In his senior year, Lindsay did just that and had his eyes set on his future college career.

Lindsay went to the University of Colorado where he played from 2013-2017 and was very successful rushing for a career 3,770 yards, 36 touchdowns and adding 1,079 additional yards in the passing game with three touchdowns. Not only that, Colorado implemented Lindsay in their special teams game and he was a kick returner early on.

Setting his eyes on an NFL career, Lindsay went undrafted in 2018 and joined the Denver Broncos where he played fifteen games and surpassed over 1,000 rushing yards (1,037).

School Details: 

  • South High School Denver Public School District (2009-2013)
  • University of Colorado (2013-2017)

NFL Statistics: 

2018: Denver Broncos: 192 Carries | 1,037 Rushing Yards | 5.4 Average | 9 Rushing TDs | 241 Receiving Yards | 1 Receiving TD

2019: Denver Broncos: 224 Carries | 1,011 Rushing Yards | 4.5 Average | 7 Rushing TDs | 196 Receiving Yards | 0 Receiving TDs

2020: Denver Broncos: 118 Carries | 502 Rushing Yards | 4.3 Average | 1 Rushing TD | 28 Receiving Yards | 0 Receiving TDs

2021: Houston Texans: 50 Carries | 130 Rushing Yards | 2.6 Average | 1 Rushing TD | 37 Receiving Yards | 1 Receiving TD

2021: Miami Dolphins: 38 Carries | 119 Rushing Yards | 3.1 Average | 0 Rushing TDs | 8 Receiving Yards | 0 Receiving TDs

2022: Indianapolis Colts: 15 Carries | 49 Rushing Yards | 3.3  Average | 0 Rushing TDs | 19 Receiving Yards | 0 Receiving TDs

Total: 637 Carries for 2,848 Rushing Yards, 4.5 Career Average Rushing, 18 Rushing TDs, 529 Receiving Yards, 2 Receiving TDs

Where is he now? 

Unfortunately, Lindsay is no longer on an NFL roster and has not been since the 2022 season when he was under contract with the Indianapolis Colts. While he exceeded expectations from an undrafted rookie and reached the Pro Bowl in 2018, he is no longer playing football at any level as of the writing of this article.

Most recently, Lindsay spent time playing in the XFL for the Seattle Sea Dragons in 2023, but the Sea Dragons ended up not merging when the XFL merged with the United Football League to form the UFL.

Lindsay now enjoys talk radio on Denver Sports 104.3 where he has a segment called ‘The Drive’ with Zach Bye and himself. Lindsay and Bye interview current NFL players on the Broncos and it seems as if he is enjoying this new role post football.

Even though he is no longer in the NFL, his 2018 season was one for the ages for an undrafted rookie player and we all shall appreciate just how dominant he was for a short period of time.


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