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A total of 54,013 fans attended training camp this year at the UCHealth Training Center.

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Good morning, Broncos Country!

If Denver Broncos fans have tired of the quarterback competition, they have a funny way of showing it.

According the organization, this year’s training camp set an attendance record. As the Broncos said in a release on Saturday, in 11 practices open to the public, a record average of 4,910 fans came to watch the team. That mark topped the previous record average of 4,364 fans at the UCHealth Training Center in 2016.

The release said that a total of 54,013 fans attended training camp this year. To add to that, practice turnout topped 6,000 fans on three different occasions, including a record crowd of 7,085 fans on Aug. 5.

Take a bow, Broncos Country. What you pulled off the last three weeks is damn impressive. And the Broncos noticed.

“We need it — from the first day to the last day,” Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib said Saturday after the final practice of camp. “You’re going to play a little bit harder if you’ve got people watching — if you’ve got 5,000 people watching. That extra juice that we need towards the end of camp, the fans definitely bring it for us.”

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