The Facts: Every report emanating from Denver since the Broncos hired Melvin Gordon has included the expectation that the ex-L.A. Charger is projected to be the lead running back. One touch of warning to anyone assuming Gordon will be handed the job: Bet against Lindsay at your own risk. "When camp comes around, it's going to be a battle,' Lindsay said. "I'm not just going to sit there and give somebody the job. They can. But I'm going to go out there and I'm going to battle. I've heard this stuff my whole entire life. And it's never ever panned out how everybody has wanted it to pan out. Until someone proves me wrong, I'm going to continue to do what I do.'
Diehards Line: So yes, it's possible Gordon's three-down capability will prove a better fit in new offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur's scheme. Perhaps Gordon brushes aside last year's struggles and returns to the bulldozing force who generated 5.1 scrimmage yards per touch prior to last year's holdout. Meanwhile, an undrafted free agent in 2018, Lindsay blasted his way atop the depth chart in Denver, passing third-round pick Royce Freeman swiftly before posting back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons to open his career. Whenever the NFL's offseason resumes, expect Lindsay to battle Gordon for every snap. Fighting is all he knows.