Peyton Hillis: Unappreciated, Unstoppable, And Untapped

March 15, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The big news in Denver over the past 24 hours has been the trade that landed Josh McDaniels his supposed "golden boy", Brady Quinn, the type of quarterback he was reaching for when he tried to trade for Matt Cassel and spurned Jay Cutler.
Did he get what he was looking for? Perhaps, and perhaps not.
However, the irony in this trade involves a player that very few people are talking about. He is the consummate team and football player, yet McDaniels, a supposed "guy's guy" had no use for him.
Peyton Hillis, a former fullback for the Arkansas Razorbacks, turned running back phenom and savior during the Broncos surging offensive effort in 2008, is now in a new land, facing horizons that are even less certain that they were when he was riding the bench in Denver.
Despite stepping up amidst countless injuries at the running back position in 2008 and rushing for over 340 yards and five scores on just 68 carries, Hillis was relegated to back-up duty without hesitation when...

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