The Best Denver Broncos of All Time

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Please rank the players based on their time with the Broncos only

This list ranks the best Denver Broncos of all time. The Denver Broncos are one of the charter members of the original AFL. Formed in 1960, the Broncos early years weren't much to write home about. But a Super Bowl berth in 1978 started the Broncos on a path to greatness and attracted star players to the team. Many of the teams after 1978 featured some of the greatest Broncos players of all time. The Broncos major turning point came when they acquired quarterback John Elway in a blockbuster trade with the Baltimore Colts. Considered one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, Elway took the Broncos to six Super Bowls during his illustrious career in Denver. Elway is one of the best Broncos ever and an all time great.

As legendary as Elway is, he couldn't have gotten to six Super Bowls without a little help. When the Broncos defeated the Packers to capture their first Super Bowl title, it couldn't have done without one of the greatest running backs of all time. Terrell Davis is one of the most beloved Broncos superstars and on the account of his power running, Davis won the MVP of Super Bowl XXXII. Other Bronco greats like Shannon Sharpe, Rod Smith, Ed McCaffrey, and Steve Atwater were on those championship teams. After floundering without Elway, the Broncos picked up another all time great in the form of Peyton Manning. Even with his advanced age, Manning will be considered one of the best Broncos of all time, especially if he's able to capture a Super Bowl title.

This is a list of the best Denver Broncos of all time, including their current roster and Denver Broncos past players. If you notice someone is missing from this list of all time Broncos, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank this list of the greatest Broncos ever according to who you think should be considered the best in this NFL franchise history, then head over and check out the top Broncos kickers ever and best Broncos tight ends.

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  • Haven Moses
    26
    Wide receiver
    • Age: 76
  • Frank Tripucka
    27
    Quarterback
    • Age: Dec. at 85 (1927-2013)
  • Demaryius Thomas
    28
    Wide receiver
    • Age: 34
    • Teams: Houston Texans, Denver Broncos, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football
  • Bill Romanowski
    29
    Linebacker
    • Age: 56
    • Teams: Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Boston College Eagles football
  • Keith Bishop
    30
    • Age: 65
  • Riley Odoms
    31
    Tackle, Tight end
    • Age: 72
  • Simon Fletcher
    32
    Defensive end, Linebacker
    • Age: 60
  • Lyle Alzado
    33
    Defensive end
    • Age: Dec. at 43 (1949-1992)
    • Teams: Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders, Cleveland Browns
  • Emmanuel Sanders
    34
    Wide receiver
    • Age: 35
    • Teams: Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers, New Orleans Saints, Buffalo Bills
  • DeMarcus Ware
    35
    Defensive end, Linebacker
    • Age: 40
    • Teams: Troy Trojans football, Dallas Cowboys
  • Dave Costa
    36
    Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle
    • Age: Dec. at 71 (1941-2013)
  • Rich Karlis
    37
    Placekicker
    • Age: 63
  • Louis Wright
    38
    Cornerback
    • Age: 69
  • Charley Johnson
    39
    Quarterback
    • Age: 83
    • Teams: Houston Oilers, Denver Broncos.
  • Matt Lepsis
    40
    Tackle, Tight end
    • Age: 48
  • Greg Kragen
    41
    Defensive tackle, Tackle, Nose tackle
    • Age: 60
  • Aqib Talib
    42
    Cornerback
    • Age: 36
    • Teams: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots, Kansas Jayhawks football
  • Dave Studdard
    43
    • Age: 66
  • Phillip Lindsay
    44
    Running Back
    • Age: 28
    • Teams: Indianapolis Colts
  • Eric Decker
    45
    Wide receiver
    • Age: 35
    • Teams: Denver Broncos, Minnesota Golden Gophers football
  • Doug Widell
    46
    Offensive Lineman, Guard
    • Age: 56
  • 47
    • Age: Dec. at 76 (1938-2014)
  • Bill Thompson
    48
    Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back
    • Age: 75
  • Dan Neil
    49
    • Age: 48
  • Al Wilson
    50
    Linebacker
    • Age: 45