A college free agent signing in 2013, Anderson worked his way up to become the Broncos' workhorse back, consistently reliable in efforts to drive forward for positive gains while also maintaining a balance and explosiveness to break big plays.
Anderson struggled with minor injuries in 2015, but he still matched his 2014 mark for yards per carry (4.7) as he combined with Ronnie Hillman to give the Broncos' rushing attack featuring two types of running threats. With a 48-yard touchdown run in overtime in Week 12 against New England, Anderson provided one of the most dynamic moments of the regular season and with his 15-carry, 113-yard, two-touchdown performance, he was selected AFC Offensive Player of the Week. In the postseason, he ran in two short-yardage touchdowns, including the Broncos' only offensive touchdown in Super Bowl 50 against the Panthers.
2015 stats: 15 games (6 starts), 152 rushing attempts, 720 rushing yards, 4.7 yards per rush, 5 rushing touchdowns, 25 receptions, 183 receiving yards
Career stats: 35 games (13 starts), 228 rushing attempts, 1,607 rushing yards, 4.8 yards per rush, 13 rushing touchdowns, 59 receptions, 507 receiving yards, 2 receiving touchdowns
Just got off the phone w/CJ & let him know we're excited to match the offer sheet. We have high expectations for CJ and are glad he's back!— John Elway (@johnelway) March 15, 2016