Phillip Lindsay opens up on being upset about Denver signing Melvin Gordon
Phillip Lindsay felt disrespected when the Denver Broncos decided to sign Melvin Gordon in free agency, but those feelings have subsided. Over a month after the move was made, Lindsay opened up about being upset about Denver signing Gordon.
On an IG live with Terrell Davis, Phillip Lindsay opened up about his reaction to the Broncos signing Melvin Gordon.
Super open and honest stuff from Phil.
"I was really upset at the beginning, I’m not going to lie, but then I started to think…"
"We can be a helluva tandem." pic.twitter.com/1psWPkt4s3
— Ryan Koenigsberg (@RyanKoenigsberg) May 2, 2020
When the Broncos originally signed Gordon, Lindsay handled it how most players would. Lindsay, who has strung together two consecutive 1,000-yard seasons, felt like Gordon was brought in to replace him. Therefore, he felt underappreciated and slighted by the team that signed him as an undrafted rookie in 2018.
However, Lindsay began to look at the signing from the team’s perspective. That is when Lindsay realized that he and Gordon could coexist, and excel in the backfield together. As a result, Lindsay’s disappointment turned into excitement with the addition of Gordon.
There’s no doubt that Lindsay has proved his worth as an undrafted free agent with the Broncos. In just two seasons, he’s combined for 2,485 yards and 17 touchdowns.
But with Denver moving forward with Drew Lock, they made it clear that they wanted to surround him with more weapons. Provided that, signing Gordon wasn’t a move that was made to cut Lindsay out of the offense.
Instead, it was one that was made to give the Broncos another weapon to utilize in the offense. Besides Gordon, the Broncos also added Jerry Jeudy and K.J. Hamler in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Initially, Lindsay wasn’t very fond of Denver’s decision to sign Gordon to a two-year, $16 million contract this offseason. But after taking some time to think about it, Lindsay is on board with move and is prepared to do everything he can to help the Broncos win games.