With fewer holes and shallower pockets this time around, John Elway watched big names leaving Denver for a change -Julius Thomas to Jacksonville, Orlando Franklin to San Diego – in the frenzied opening hours of free agency Tuesday.
When running back C.J. Anderson joined 10 teammates on the Pro Bowl roster Monday, the Broncos set a franchise record with 11 players earning all-star honors, eclipsing the 10-player mark from the 1998 Super Bowl season.
John Elway is looking for the right man to fix a 12-4 team, not a 4-12 debacle like John Fox inherited four years ago.
Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders found a bright spot in an otherwise sour end to the season: a slot on the Pro Bowl roster.
There was one team ready to move onto the AFC Championship Game Sunday night, and it wasn’t the Denver Broncos. The Indianapolis Colts out-preformed the Broncos in every aspect of the game and won the playoff contest 24-13.
When Colts owner Jim Irsay scans the field Sunday, he’ll see in the Denver Broncos the kind of team he admittedly couldn’t surround Peyton Manning with nearly enough during their 14 years together in Indianapolis.
When the Broncos meet the Colts in the playoffs this weekend, it’s likely the Thomas giving the Colts headaches will be Demaryius, not Julius.
The Broncos provided plenty of highlight-reel plays en route to 12 wins this season. Here are the five best.
By the time the Broncos and the Colts kick off Sunday in the AFC divisional round, it will have been more than four months since the two division winners battled in the season opener.
Judging by the scarcity of players working with strength and conditioning coach Luke Richesson to the side, the bye week did the battered Denver Broncos an abundance of good.