Former Broncos star headed to the XFL

Denver Broncos helmets sit on the bench during their game against the Oakland Raiders at O.K. Coliseum on December 6, 2012 in Oakland, California.
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The XFL has resumed play this season, after a hiatus triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

A selling point for the new league is the fact that it has several former NFL players, including quarterback AJ McCarron, who was a huge standout at the University of Alabama.

On Tuesday, the Seattle Sea Dragons signed running back Phillip Lindsay, who spent five seasons in the NFL.

Lindsey made a name for himself during his rookie season in 2018 with the Denver Broncos when he ran for 1,037 yards and nine touchdowns en route to a Pro Bowl appearance.

He followed that stellar debut in the 2019 campaign with 1,011 rushing yards and seven touchdowns.

What made Lindsey’s production during his first two seasons all the more impressive was the fact that he was undrafted out of the University of Colorado Boulder, therefore making him the first undrafted player to rush for 1,000 yards in his first two seasons. as well as the first player to make the Pro Bowl as a rookie.

Unfortunately, since then, injuries have sapped his potential, and he has started just nine games over the past three campaigns.

While in college, the Denver native had 1,252 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns as a junior and 1,474 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns in his senior season.

The rebirth of the XFL should offer many NFL cast-offs a second opportunity to showcase their skills while playing a sport they love, not to mention making some dough.

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