“Over the last five years, C.J. developed from an undrafted player into an important member of our team,” Elway said. “We appreciate all he did as a Bronco, especially during our Super Bowl season, and thank him for his many contributions on and off the field.”
Anderson appeared in 58 regular-season games (36 starts) and five postseason contests (2 starts) in five seasons with the Broncos after being signed by the club as a college free agent in 2013 from the University of California.
A 2014 Pro Bowl selection with Denver, Anderson rushed for 3,051 yards on 693 carries (4.4 avg.) with 20 touchdowns along with 103 receptions for 859 yards (8.3 avg.) with four scores in the regular season.
In the postseason, Anderson rushed 74 times for 323 yards (4.4 avg.) with two touchdowns in addition to catching 16 passes for 82 yards (5.1 avg.). He totaled 90 rushing yards and one touchdown on 23 carries in Denver’s Super Bowl 50 win against Carolina to represent the third-most rushing yards by an undrafted player in Super Bowl history.
Anderson rushed for 1,007 yards in 2017 to become the 14th player in franchise history to reach the 1,000-yard milestone in a single season.
Broncos release RB C.J. Anderson