AFC West Blog
Last week, Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak tapped running back C.J. Anderson as the team's starter once OTAs begin.
"He made a big jump as a player, and I think he's earned the right to walk in to the offseason program -- the OTAs -- and line up as our starter," Kubiak said via the Broncos' official website. "But he's got to continue to earn it on a daily basis."
The 24-year-old RB excelled as Denver's workhorse back once appointed in Week 10. He averaged 132.1 yards from scrimmage per game through the end of the season, trailing only Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell, and scored 10 total touchdowns during that span. He ended up earning a trip to the Pro Bowl.
Anderson will have to produce to keep the job as Montee Ball (groin) and Ronnie Hillman (foot) have reportedly fully recovered from their injuries, which allowed Anderson to take the reins in 2014.