Despite being passed over in the NFL Draft, C.J. Anderson has been a valued member of the Broncos since the team signed him to a free agent contract in April 2013. He played sparingly in his first season with the team, but started 35 games over the next four seasons and recorded 3,013 rushing yards, 859 receiving yards, and 24 total touchdowns. He had the most productive year of his career in 2017 with his first 1,000-rushing-yard season, but is not expected to return to the Broncos in 2018.
Anderson signed a four-year, $18 million contract with the Broncos in 2016, but reports suggest the running back will not be returning to Denver in 2018, as the team is looking to shed some salary and provide more playing time to young running back Devontae Booker. SportsLine's Storm Gifford has stated that Anderson's potential suitors either through trade or free agency (if he is released) include the Miami Dolphins, Detroit Lions, and Oakland Raiders.