In the past 20 years, Broncos have shown confidence in the following backups.
Peyton Manning led Denver to a 37-13 win over Houston on Sunday with a big fourth quarter. He regained his NFL record for most touchdown passes with 51 when he threw for 400 yards and four touchdowns, including three in the fourth quarter.
When Broncos head coach John Fox underwent a heart operation, and Texans head coach Gary Kubiak suffered a mini-stroke, it put an increased the spotlight on the pressures head coaches are under.
Houston has long been known for their awesome offense, but it’s the daunting defense that’s been noteworthy so far this year.
There’s one thing fans know about Elway — he works best with the ball in his hands. Now he’s doing what he wanted to do since he retired — running the team he led to two Super Bowls.