The Broncos matched the Miami Dolphins offer to CJ Anderson, keeping the running back in Denver for 4 years.
The announcement came from John Elway on Twitter.
Just got off the phone w/CJ & let him know we're excited to match the offer sheet. We have high expectations for CJ and are glad he's back!
— John Elway (@johnelway) March 15, 2016
"[Anderson] is a guy we like to have in the locker room and will accept his elevation in responsibilities," the Broncos quoted Elway as saying.
Anderson himself also tweeted confirmation.
I will be apart of the Broncos for 4 more years blessed to be apart of this wonderful Organization and super blessed for this opp 32-254-22
— Cj Anderson (@cjandersonb22) March 15, 2016
The significance of the three-number sequence means Anderson was an undrafted free agent. Passed over by 32 teams, 254 draft picks, with 22 other running backs picked ahead of him. Anderson will be get a four-year, $18-million contract from the Broncos.
Welcome back, Mr. Anderson!
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) March 15, 2016
He will receive $6 million guaranteed this season. He led the Broncos with 234 yards on 54 carries in the playoffs, including a touchdown that clinched the Super Bowl 50 victory. He finished the regular season with 720 yards on 150 carries.