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There is John Elway and then a bunch of other awesome Denver Broncos players.

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The people at numberFire used players’ career approximate value from Pro Football Reference to come up with the 10 greatest all-time players for each team. Obviously John Elway leads the way, but surprisingly, the modern era doesn’t represent the Denver Broncos on this list as much as I thought it would.

Broncos, 1960-present

Player Position Career AV Games
Player Position Career AV Games
John Elway QB 203 234
Tom Nalen C 132 194
Rod Smith WR 125 183
Karl Mecklenburg LB 113 180
Tom Jackson LB 109 191
Louis Wright CB 109 166
Randy Gradishar LB 107 145
Bill Thompson S 106 179
Dennis Smith S 98 184
Champ Bailey CB 97 135

What do you think of this list? Anyone missing? Shannon Sharpe and Terrell Davis jump out immediately. Still a great list of players, though.

Have a safe and happy Fourth of July, Broncos Country!

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