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Gil Brandt puts both Terrell Davis and Floyd Little into his greatest running backs of all-time list

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But then again, he also put Ezekiel Elliot on the list after one season...

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The two greatest running backs in Denver Broncos history will also both be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame by the end of this summer as Terrell Davis finally got his vote for induction this year.

Floyd Little, after a very fan-intensive lobbying here on Mile High Report and beyond, found his way into the Hall of Fame in 2010.

Gill Brandt of NFL.com ranked his top 27 running backs of all-time and both Broncos legends made it onto his list.

21. Floyd Little

Denver Broncos, 1967-1975

» Voted to three Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro once
» Led league in rushing yards once and rushing touchdowns once
» 6,323 career rushing yards, 43 career rushing touchdowns, nine receiving touchdowns
» Enshrined in Pro Football Hall of Fame

Floyd “The Franchise” Little saved the Broncos from themselves in the late 1960’s, helping spur the Broncomania fever we all know and love today. Not only that, he was a damn good running back.

19. Terrell Davis

Denver Broncos, 1995-2001

» Two-time Super Bowl champion, one-time Super Bowl MVP
» One-time NFL MVP
» Voted to three Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro three times
» Led league in rushing one season, rushing touchdowns two seasons
» 7,607 career rushing yards, 60 career rushing touchdowns
» Elected to Pro Football hall of Fame

If he had had a longer career, Terrell Davis would have been in the discussion among the greatest of the greatest of all-time. Even so, we know how good he was and it wasn’t just the system that made it that way.

Brandt’s list loses a big chunk of credibility when he put Ezekiel Elliot on the list after just one season behind the best offensive line in football, but that’s just his Cowboy-homerism showing through. Still very dumb if you ask me.

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