DENVER (CBS4) – With the addition of tight end Vernon Davis this week, the Broncos can now claim eight Pro Bowlers on just the offensive side of the ball.
Here’s the list of Broncos offensive stars who have earned at least one trip to the NFL’s annual All Star game.
Anderson earned his first trip to Hawaii just last season. He was picked as a replacement for injured Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell.
Like Anderson, Sanders was a replacement pick in 2014. Although his stats were good enough to be an original selection, Sanders was only added after Falcons receiver Julio Jones dropped out.
Vasquez earned his Pro Bowl berth in 2013, his first season with the Broncos. Vasquez missed the actual game in Hawaii due to a prior commitment: the Broncos appearance in Super Bowl XLVIII.
Daniels earned his two Pro Bowl selections as a member of the Houston Texans in 2008 and 2012. His head coach for both seasons was Gary Kubiak.
Mathis became a star with the Philadelphia Eagles, earning back-to-back Pro Bowl selections in 2013 and 2014. Lucky for the Broncos, Philly was unable to reach a contract agreement this offseason.
The newest Bronco comes to town with a pair of Pro Bowl selections on his resume. As a 49er, Davis earned the honor in 2009 and again in 20013.
Thomas is on a three-year tear as a Pro Bowl selection starting with the 2012 season. Not surprisingly, his rise to stardom coincides with the arrival of another Pro Bowl regular: Peyton Manning.
Add up the combined Pro Bowl selections of the first seven on this list (12), and Manning still has them beat. His first selection came in 1999. Aside from the season he lost to injury in 2011, Manning has been selected to the Pro Bowl every year since 2002.