After the Denver Broncos rescinded running back Phillip Lindsay’s tender and released him to free agency, general manager George Paton explained that he believed it was the right thing to do for Lindsay’s best interest.
Not every fan believed Paton, but Lindsay verified the GM’s remarks during an interview with Bruce Murray and Todd Haley on SiriusXM NFL Radio on Wednesday.
“In the end, everything worked out how it’s supposed to work out, I’m a full believer in that,” Lindsay told Murray and Haley. “Nothing but respect for George [Paton]. I think that he’s going to be a great GM there in Denver, and I think what he did for me was — he was able to let me go.
“When I was pretty much stuck on the tender, it was harder for teams to want to come get me because they were nervous they were going to be matched. I think that when we came to a mutual agreement, it helped me find a different destination that was going to fit me better at this moment in my career.”
Had he played on a tender this season, Lindsay would have earned $2.183 million in Denver. After signing a one-year deal with the Houston Texans, Lindsay can now earn $3.25 million in 2021.
The Broncos saved money, and Lindsay will earn more money. In the end, the mutual agreement to part ways seemingly worked out well for all parties.