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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  • John Elway
    1
    Quarterback
    • Age: 62
    • Teams: Denver Broncos
  • Terrell Davis
    2
    Running back
    • Age: 49
    • Teams: Denver Broncos, Georgia Bulldogs football team, Long Beach State 49ers football
  • Von Miller
    3
    Outside Linebacker, Defensive end
    • Age: 33
    • Teams: Buffalo Bills
  • Shannon Sharpe
    4
    • Age: 54
    • Teams: Denver Broncos, Baltimore Ravens, Savannah State Tigers football
  • Steve Atwater
    5
    Safety, Defensive back
    • Age: 55
    • Teams: Denver Broncos, New York Jets, Arkansas Razorbacks football
  • Rod Smith
    6
    Wide receiver
    • Age: 52
    • Teams: Denver Broncos
  • Peyton Manning
    7
    Quarterback
    • Age: 46
    • Teams: Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos
  • Champ Bailey
    8
    Cornerback
    • Age: 44
    • Teams: Washington Redskins, Denver Broncos, Georgia Bulldogs football team
  • Ed McCaffrey
    9
    Wide receiver
    • Age: 54
    • Teams: Stanford Cardinal football, Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers, New York Giants
  • Karl Mecklenburg
    10
    Defensive end, Linebacker
    • Age: 62
  • Floyd Little
    11
    Halfback
    • Age: 80
    • Teams: Denver Broncos, Syracuse Orange football
  • Randy Gradishar
    12
    Linebacker
    • Age: 70
    • Teams: Denver Broncos
  • Gary Zimmerman
    13
    • Age: 60
  • John Lynch
    14
    • Age: 51
    • Teams: Stanford Cardinal football, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Denver Broncos
  • Tom Nalen
    15
    Offensive Lineman, Center
    • Age: 51
    • Teams: Denver Broncos
  • Jason Elam
    16
    Placekicker
    • Age: 52
    • Teams: Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons
  • Rich Jackson
    17
    Defensive end
    • Age: 81
  • Chris Harris
    18
    Strong Safety, Safety, Defensive back
    • Age: 40
    • Teams: Jacksonville Jaguars, Chicago Bears, Carolina Panthers, Detroit Lions
  • Tom Jackson
    19
    Linebacker
    • Age: 71
  • Craig Morton
    20
    Quarterback
    • Age: 79
    • Teams: Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants,a Denver Broncos
  • Mark Schlereth
    21
    • Age: 56
    • Teams: Idaho Vandals football, Washington Redskins, Denver Broncos
  • Rulon Jones
    22
    Defensive end
    • Age: 64
  • Lionel Taylor
    23
    Wide receiver
    • Age: 87
  • Rick Upchurch
    24
    Return specialist, Wide receiver
    • Age: 70
  • Dennis Smith
    25
    • Age: 63