The Denver Broncos are one of the most successful franchises in the NFL. Most of its best players of all times played for the team in the 1990s. Denver has produced some of the best quarterbacks of all times, which made the team be one of the most respectful franchises out of the American Football Conference. In the 1970s and 1980s, this was an unknown franchise, whose fans used to be mocked by others due to the fact that, they rarely progressed anywhere in the NFL. In 1997 and 1998, they rode back to glory when John Elway was part of the squad.
Here are the top 10 best Denver Broncos of all time:-
10. John Elway
He was the golden boy who played as a quarterback for the Broncos. He was drafted by the New York Yankees in 1982 when he was traded to the Broncos after he was drafted by the Colts. He became the pillar of the defense with both his scrambling and rocket hands, which made him, have the ability to convert broken plays into first downs.
9. Shannon Sharpe
He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in 1990 and in 1992; he had worked his way into the starting lineup. He then went ahead and made a name for himself as a brash track talker, a fierce competitor, and one of the best tight ends of all time. During his stay with the franchise, he had 55 touchdowns, hauled 675 receptions for 8,439 yards. He was in the team which won the 1997 – 1998 titles.
8. Peyton Manning
Peyton was recruited by John Elway to Denver Broncos in 2012. He compiled a 38 -10 regular season record which included 55 touchdowns, and 5,477 yards. He is one player who surpassed the likes of Brett Favre in themajor passing record.
7. Terrell Davis
Terrell was the most dominant running back in the NFL history that was picked from a sixth-round pick out of Georgia. After he joined Denver Broncos, he took the league by storm and gathered a total of 61 touchdowns and 6, 413 yards. He was the perfect lineman for the franchise who could block the likes of Mike Shanahan.
6. Champ Bailey
Champ is one of the greatest cornerbacks of all times who joined the Denver Broncos in 2004 from the Washington Redskins. He emerged as the league’s best corner shutdown that was prominent. It was during his time with the franchise that in 2006, he led them to the NFL where he earned 10 interceptions. He was one player who would make form tackles out on the edge and shed blockers. In total, he garnered 34 interceptions, 522 tackles, and 3 return touchdowns.
5. Von Miller
In the five years, he has been with Denver Bronco, he seems to be one of the best players who will make it to the top of this list in the near future. At the moment he is one of all times greatest Denver Broncos.
4. Rod Smith
He had a 12-year career with the NFL career as a wide receiver where he played consistently. At the end of his career, he had garnered 68 receiving touchdowns, 846 total receptions, and 11,389 yards. His contribution to the Denver Broncos helped them emerge the league’s best offense in the 90s where he was the star of almost all the matches they played.
3. Tom Jackson
In today’s world, Tom Jackson is known for the way he participated in the ESPN where he broke the highlights with Chris Berman. But what is overshadowed is his 14 years with the Denver Broncos where he was a one-time first team All-Pro and a three-time Pro Bowl pick. In 1976 he recorded 7 interceptions, which made him be one of the best players of all times for the franchise.
2. Floyd Little
Floyd was with the Denver Broncos between 1967 to 1975. He played as a running back but also excelled at returning punts and kicks. In 1971, he helped the Denver Broncos with 1,133 rushing yards. He was also named as a one first-teamAll-Pro squad and was named a five Pro Bowls. In 2010, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
1. Gary Zimmerman
Before joining the Broncos in 1993, he was playing for the Vikings where he was for seven years. While there, he was named thefirst-teamAll-Pro twice. When he joined Broncos, his offensive line play allowed the offense which was led by John Elway and Terrell Davis. That combination ensured that the Broncos succeeded to the highest level. In 1997, he won a Super Bowl with the Denver Broncos.
Those are the best players who have made the Denver Broncos one of the best franchises in the NFL. Their hard work and team spirit made them excel in most; if not all the games they participated in. Share this information with your friends on social media so that they are enlightened about this great NFL team and their stars. For great impact, share it on Facebook and twitter