Following his release from the Broncos Monday morning, veteran RB C.J. Anderson tells Mike Klis multiple teams have already reached out to his agent, Peter Schaffer, expressing interest in him.
Anderson says that he appreciates the team taking a chance on him and he enjoyed his time in Denver.
“I had a helluva five years,” Anderson said, per Klis. “Pro Bowl, won the Super Bowl. Made some game-changing plays. It was a good way to start my career. I want to thank the organization for taking a chance on an undrafted kid. I had fun. I had great teammates.”
Anderson added that he’s “excited for the next chapter in my career, where that may be.”
“It’s a daily loyalty business. For five years the Broncos treated me with nothing but utmost respect and were super loyal to me. That daily loyalty has finally ran out,” Anderon said, per Klis. “I’m excited for the next chapter in my career, where that may be.”
The team that many are keeping an eye on in regards to Anderson is the Dolphins, given that they reportedly had trade interest in him this offseason. Beyond that, Miami actually signed Anderson to an offer sheet a few years ago that was ultimately matched by the Broncos and they’ve hired his former RBs coach Eric Studesville.
Anderson, 27, wound up signing on with the Broncos as an undrafted free agent out of Cal back in 2013. He signed a four-year, $18 million contract that included $10 million guaranteed with the Dolphins as a restricted free agent during the 2016 offseason but the Broncos matched the deal.
Anderson was set to make base salaries of $4.5 million over the next two years of the agreement when the Broncos released him in a move that freed up $4.5 million of available cap space.
In 2017, Anderson appeared in all 16 games for the Broncos and rushed for 1,007 yards on 245 carries (4.1 YPC) to go along with 28 receptions for 224 yards receiving and four total touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 6 running back out of 58 qualifying players.
We have him featured in our Top 50 Available 2018 NFL Free Agents list.