Coaches The Best Denver Broncos Coaches of All Time  

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There have been many Denver Broncos coaches since the team got its start, but who is truly the best Denver Broncos coach of all time? Help us answer that question by upvoting your personal favorite Denver Broncos coaches, and downvoting any that you believe brought the team down.

Mike Shanahan is widely regarded as one of the Denver Broncos top coaches, winning two back-to-back Super Bowls in 1997 and 1998. Although the team had the legendary John Elway as their quarterback, Shanahan's coaching was still instrumental in the team's success.

Other coaches to take the Broncos to the Super Bowl include Dan Reeves, with three AFC Championships under his belt, and John Fox, who took the Broncos to the big game in 2013. Who is the greatest Denver Broncos coach of all time? Let us know by upvoting for your favorite head coaches below that you believe really made an impact on the franchise.
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Mike Shanahan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Coaches of All Time
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Michael Edward "Mike" Shanahan is an American football coach. He has been the head coach of the Los Angeles Raiders, Denver Broncos and Washington Redskins. He led the Broncos to ...more

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Gary Kubiak is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Coaches of All Time
age 58
Gary Wayne Kubiak is an American football coach and former player. He is current head coach for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League, a position he has held since January 2015. He ...more

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Dan Reeves is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Coaches of All Time
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Daniel Edward "Dan" Reeves is a former American football player and head coach. He has participated in more Super Bowls as player and coach than anyone else. He played in two Super ...more

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Wade Phillips is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Coaches of All Time
age 72
Harold Wade Phillips is the defensive coordinator of the Denver Broncos. He is the former head coach of the National Football League's Denver Broncos, Buffalo Bills, and Dallas Cowboys. He was ...more

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Red Miller is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Coaches of All Time
age 92
Robert "Red" Miller is a former professional football coach with the Denver Broncos.

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John Fox is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Coaches of All Time
age 64
John Fox is an American football coach, who currently is the head coach of the Chicago Bears. He has also coached the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos. A former defensive back, Fox is ...more

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John Ralston is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Coaches of All Time
age 92
John R. Ralston is a former American football player, coach, and sports executive. He served as the head football coach at Utah State University, Stanford University, and San Jose State ...more

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Lou Saban is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 88 (1921-2009)
Louis Henry Saban was an American football player and coach. He played for Indiana University in college and as a professional for the Cleveland Browns of the All-America Football Conference ...more

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Frank Filchock is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 78 (1916-1994)
Frank Joseph Filchock was an American and Canadian football tailback/quarterback and coach. As a consequence of a famous scandal regarding the 1946 NFL Championship Game, he was suspended by the ...more

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Jack Faulkner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 82 (1926-2008)
Jack Faulkner was an American football coach and administrator who most prominently served as head coach of the American Football League's Denver Broncos from 1962 to 1964. He also has been an ...more

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Jerry Smith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 43 (1943-1986)
Gerald "Jerry" Sanford Smith was a professional American football tight end for the National Football League's Washington Redskins from 1965–1977. By the time he retired he held the ...more

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Mac Speedie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 73 (1920-1993)
Mac Curtis Speedie was an American football end who played for the Cleveland Browns in the All-America Football Conference and National Football League for seven years, and later served for two ...more

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Ray Malavasi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 57 (1930-1987)
Ray Malavasi was an football coach who served as head coach of two National Football League teams: the Denver Broncos and the Los Angeles Rams. A native of Passaic, New Jersey, Malavasi entered ...more

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Eric Studesville is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Coaches of All Time
age 52
Eric Studesville is the current running backs coach for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. Studesville is best known as the former offensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills ...more

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Josh McDaniels is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Coaches of All Time
age 43
Josh McDaniels is an American football coach, currently serving as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the New England Patriots. He is in his second stint as offensive ...more

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Vance Joseph is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Coaches of All Time
Rusty Shackelford added age 47
Vance Joseph is a former American football cornerback who is currently the secondary coach of the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League. He was signed by the New York Jets as an ...more