It is difficult to leave more of a mark on a franchise than John Elway has left on the Denver Broncos. As a player, Elway was one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. When he retired, Elway held the record for the most wins by a quarterback, having led the Broncos to back-to-back Super Bowl wins in 1998 and 1999. Elway now serves as the team’s general manager, another role in which he has found significant success.
After the signing of Peyton Manning, the Broncos returned to the Super Bowl in 2014 and again in 2016, defeating the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50. Although the team has struggled since, the roster remains well-stocked in terms of talent, led by established stars like edge rusher Von Miller, cornerback Chris Harris Jr. and wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders. The team also boasts exciting young players such as edge rusher Bradley Chubb, wide receiver Courtland Sutton and running back Phillip Lindsey. A return to the postseason looks to be in the near future for the Denver Broncos.
The Broncos have an active team social media presence, with accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. On Facebook, the team has over 4 million likes. The Broncos have over 2.5 million Twitter followers and over a million Instagram followers. All of these accounts help fans from across the country and around the world stay connected to their Broncos. Due to the team’s historical success, Broncos fans support their team in places far from Denver, and are the most popular throughout the mountain states. However, in spite of the physical distance, this does not mean that more remote Broncos fans are any less passionate or devoted to their team. Broncos fan clubs exist across the country. FanWide has a registry of Broncos fan clubs, with 42 clubs currently listed.