Former Denver Broncos star Terrell Davis thinks rookie running back Phillip Lindsay can surpass him to become the team’s all-time leading rusher.

Davis had one of the most inspiring NFL stories ever. He was selected in the sixth round of the 1995 NFL Draft and was considered a long shot to make the 53-man roster. After impressing coaches with his work ethic, he worked his way from a sixth-string tailback to a Week 1 starter. He thinks Lindsay could be really special.

“The first two weeks have been as advertised. He’s been really good. What’s cool about it is you know he’s going to get better. And he’s already showing you that he’s not afraid of the spotlight, he’s not afraid of being in that position and that’s half the battle. You have to believe that you belong. He certainly believes that he can make plays, he has very nice hands, he can catch the ball, he can line up as a wide receiver, he can play on special teams, he’s an offensive weapon, and I’m excited about the growth,” Davis told Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic.

Davis was the lowest-drafted player to rush for over 1,000 yards in their first season, rushing for 1,117 yards and seven scores in his rookie campaign. In his seven seasons with the Broncos, he accrued 7,306 rushing yards. He became a two-time Super Bowl champion, Super Bowl MVP, a three-time Pro Bowler and NFL MVP in his brief career, and he hopes Lindsay can replicate some of this success.

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“I’m excited about watching his journey and seeing how this thing all plays out. I already envision in my mind there will be a day where it’s probably six, seven, eight years from now that I’m meeting him on the field because the torch is being passed because he’s breaking my rushing yards record,” said Davis.

Lindsey rushed for over 4,000 yards and 44 touchdowns in high school before attending the University of Colorado. There, he found success as a running back, receiver and kick returner. Despite impressive numbers at the college level, he joined the Broncos as an undrafted free agent after the 2018 NFL Draft. The third-string running back got his chance when the Broncos struggled to produce against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 1.

The 5-foot-8 running back ran the ball 15 times for 71 yards and recorded a receiving touchdown in his team’s 27-24 victory over the Seahawks in his debut. He followed up by rushing for 101 yards on 14 carries in a Week 2 win. Lindsay has asserted himself as the team’s top running back heading into Week 3, and the whole NFL is watching to see if he can continue to perform.

The Broncos are 2-0 and will face the 1-1 Baltimore Ravens next week. If Lindsay continues to lead his team, he may join Davis in the record books one day.