Phillip Lindsay has a new football home.
The former Pro Bowl running back is signing a one-year deal with the Texans that's worth $3.25 million with $500,000 in incentives, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. The change of scenery is particularly noteworthy with Lindsay, who was born, grew up, attended high school and college, and spent his first four NFL seasons in the state of Colorado.
His Broncos run effectually ended Thursday, as the two sides agreed to mutually part ways while the club rescinded its restricted free agent tender.
Lindsay, ranked No. 43 in Gregg Rosenthal's Top 101 NFL free agents of 2021, heads to an interesting RB room in Houston. The Texans recently restructured David Johnson's contract and then signed veteran Mark Ingram. The trio has five Pro Bowl appearances between them. At 26 years old, Lindsay is by far the youngest -- Johnson is 29 and Ingram is 31. None garnered 150 carries last year, which is partly why they're in this stable together.
After a pair of 1,000-yard campaigns to open his career, Lindsay's 2020 season was sidetracked by a Week 1 toe sprain. He would miss five games as well as his grip on the Broncos' starting job to Melvin Gordon, tallying 502 rushing yards, seven receptions and one touchdown, all career lows.
This isn't the time to count out the former undrafted free agent, however. Lindsay's proven throughout his playing days, including after a senior year of high school that was cut short by an ACL tear, that all he needs is for one team to give him a chance and he'll produce.
The only difference now is that he'll have to do it in a different state.