At #9 in the FanWide Top NFL Teams Ranking is the Denver Broncos. This team seems to always be around in January. The Broncos have had two of the best quarterbacks in Super Bowl history. When John Elway was the starting quarterback for the Broncos he was a part of many people who changed the culture in Denver. Since then, the same culture has been in place. In fact, Denver’s winning culture is so special, Peyton Manning decided to go to Denver at the tail-end of his career. The kings of the Mile High have won three super bowls, and more importantly have fans that are incredibly loyal. Although the Broncos had a season of disappointment in 2018, there is a lot to look forward to in Denver considering the Broncos just recently acquired past Super Bowl MVP, Joe Flacco.
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.