Broncos GM John Elway speaks out on a Phillip Lindsay extension
Denver Broncos running back Philip Lindsay was an undrafted free agent and can sign a contract extension this offseason, but John Elway wants to wait until after free agency to work one out with him.
At the end of the season, Elway said it was something they would look at during the offseason. At the combine, Elway was asked again about a contract extension for Lindsay, and Elway said there are more pressing matters that need to be taken care of.
“We’ll see where everything falls after free agency, after the draft [and] how much money we have,” Elway said, via Ryan O’Halloran of the Denver Post. “We would like to be able to do something. Obviously, Phillip’s been great. If we can do something, we’ll try.”
During the 2019 season, Lindsay rushed 224 times for 1,011 yards and seven touchdowns. He also caught 35 passes for 196 yards, but no touchdowns.
Lindsay is set to make $660,000 in the 2020 season and if they can’t come to a contract agreement, he would become a restricted free agent
Lindsay has dealt with ADD and some believe that’s why he wasn’t looked at more heading into the draft. Lindsay admits he’s not sure if that’s the reason for not being drafted, but said he would be disappointed if that was the reason.
“It could be a concern to some, I don’t really know,” the Broncos and former CU and Denver South tailback told reporters via the Denver Post. “But if it is, then shame on them. Because that doesn’t define a person, who they are … if they’re good at something, they’re good at it.”