There was a clear plan over the offseason to get Drew Lock weapons. They did that with getting Jerry Jeudy and KJ Hamler in the draft. They also grabbed Albert Okwuegbunam who will fit in nicely with Noah Fant. They had some turnover on the defensive side with Derek Wolfe and Chris Harris leaving. Jurrell Casey and AJ Bouye were brought in on friendly trades and will help soften the blow on those departures. Denver also signed Melvin Gordon to pair with Phillip Lindsay. Adding all these offensive weapons should help Lock, as they already have Courtland Sutton who has produced since coming into the league.

Pos Name Number Rating Ranking Height Weight Age Birthday Exp. Drafted Draft Round Draft Pick College
QB Teddy Bridgewater Teddy Bridgewater T. Bridgewater 5
75
#21 QB 6'2" 214 28 11/10/92 7 2014 1 32 Louisville
QB Drew Lock Drew Lock D. Lock 3
71
#29 QB 6'4" 228 24 11/10/96 2 2019 2 42 Missouri
QB Brett Rypien Brett Rypien B. Rypien 4
67
#40 QB 6'2" 210 24 7/9/96 1 2019 Boise State
RB Melvin Gordon Melvin Gordon M. Gordon 25
85
#11 RB 6'1" 215 28 4/13/93 6 2015 1 15 Wisconsin
RB Damarea Crockett Damarea Crockett D. Crockett 39
75
#59 RB 5'11" 225 23 12/22/97 1 2019 Missouri
RB Royce Freeman Royce Freeman R. Freeman 28
72
#59 RB 5'11" 229 25 2/24/96 3 2018 3 71 Oregon
RB Mike Boone Mike Boone M. Boone 26
67
#90 RB 5'9" 206 25 6/30/95 3 2018 Cincinnati
RB LeVante Bellamy LeVante Bellamy L. Bellamy 32
67
#90 RB 5'9" 192 24 11/28/96 0 2020 Western Michigan
RB Javonte Williams Javonte Williams J. Williams 33 5'10" 220 21 4/25/00 0 2021 2 35 North Carolina
FB Adam Prentice Adam Prentice A. Prentice 43 6'0" 245 24 1/16/97 0 2021 South Carolina
WR Jerry Jeudy Jerry Jeudy J. Jeudy 10
80
#45 WR 6'1" 193 22 4/24/99 0 2020 1 15 Alabama
WR Tim Patrick Tim Patrick T. Patrick 81
79
#50 WR 6'5" 210 27 11/23/93 3 2017 Utah
WR Courtland Sutton Courtland Sutton C. Sutton 14
79
#19 WR 6'3" 218 25 10/10/95 3 2018 2 40 SMU
WR Trinity Benson Trinity Benson T. Benson 12
77
#65 WR 5'11" 186 24 1/16/97 1 2019 East Central Oklahoma
WR K.J. Hamler K.J. Hamler K. Hamler 13
74
#115 WR 5'9" 178 21 7/8/99 0 2020 2 46 Penn State
WR Kendall Hinton Kendall Hinton K. Hinton 2
67
#228 WR 5'10" 193 24 2/19/97 0 2020 Wake Forest
WR Diontae Spencer Diontae Spencer D. Spencer 11
67
#149 WR 5'9" 161 29 3/19/92 2 2014 McNeese State
WR Tyrie Cleveland Tyrie Cleveland T. Cleveland 16
67
#149 WR 6'2" 209 23 9/20/97 0 2020 7 252 Florida
WR Damion Willis Damion Willis D. Willis 17
67
#228 WR 6'3" 195 23 6/20/97 2 2019 Troy
WR DeVontres Dukes DeVontres Dukes D. Dukes 84 6'4" 216 23 6/18/97 0 2021 South Florida
WR Branden Mack Branden Mack B. Mack 86 6'4" 216 0 2021 Temple
WR Warren Jackson Warren Jackson W. Jackson 80 6'6" 212 21 6/16/99 0 2021 Colorado State
WR Seth Williams Seth Williams S. Williams 19 6'3" 211 21 4/10/00 0 2021 6 219 Auburn
TE Noah Fant Noah Fant N. Fant 87
82
#12 TE 6'4" 249 23 11/20/97 2 2019 1 20 Iowa
TE Troy Fumagalli Troy Fumagalli T. Fumagalli 84
69
#58 TE 6'5" 247 26 2/17/95 3 2018 5 156 Wisconsin
TE Eric Saubert Eric Saubert E. Saubert 82
67
#70 TE 6'5" 253 27 5/9/94 3 2017 5 174 Drake
TE Albert Okwuegbunam Albert Okwuegbunam A. Okwuegbunam 85
67
#68 TE 6'5" 258 23 4/25/98 0 2020 4 118 Missouri
TE Andrew Beck Andrew Beck A. Beck 83
67
#70 TE 6'3" 254 25 5/15/96 2 2019 Texas
TE Austin Fort Austin Fort A. Fort 89
67
#124 TE 6'4" 245 26 5/14/95 2 2019 Wyoming
TE Shaun Beyer Shaun Beyer S. Beyer 88 6'5" 249 24 11/11/96 0 2021 Iowa
C Lloyd Cushenberry Lloyd Cushenberry L. Cushenberry 79
71
#22 C 6'3" 312 23 11/22/97 0 2020 3 83 LSU
C Austin Schlottmann Austin Schlottmann A. Schlottmann 71
67
#29 C 6'6" 300 25 9/18/95 2 2018 TCU
OG Dalton Risner Dalton Risner D. Risner 66
80
#19 OG 6'5" 312 25 7/13/95 2 2019 2 41 Kansas State
OG Graham Glasgow Graham Glasgow G. Glasgow 61
76
#27 OG 6'6" 306 28 7/19/92 5 2016 3 95 Michigan
OG Netane Muti Netane Muti N. Muti 52
71
#41 OG 6'3" 315 22 3/27/99 0 2020 6 181 Fresno State
OG Patrick Morris Patrick Morris P. Morris 50
67
#68 OG 6'2" 293 26 2/13/95 2 2018 TCU
OG Nolan Laufenberg Nolan Laufenberg N. Laufenberg 69 6'4" 315 0 2021 Air Force
OG Quinn Meinerz Quinn Meinerz Q. Meinerz 77 6'3" 320 0 2021 3 98 Wisconsin-Whitewater
OT Garett Bolles Garett Bolles G. Bolles 72
84
#10 OT 6'5" 297 29 5/27/92 4 2017 1 20 Utah
OT Bobby Massie Bobby Massie B. Massie 70
75
#26 OT 6'6" 316 31 8/1/89 9 2012 4 112 Mississippi
OT Quinn Bailey Quinn Bailey Q. Bailey 75
71
#51 OT 6'6" 323 25 10/18/95 1 2019 Arizona State
OT Cody Conway Cody Conway C. Conway 60
68
#67 OT 6'6" 295 24 7/9/96 1 2019 Syracuse
OT Calvin Anderson Calvin Anderson C. Anderson 76
67
#57 OT 6'5" 300 25 3/25/96 0 2019 Texas
OT Cameron Fleming Cameron Fleming C. Fleming 75
67
#57 OT 6'5" 323 28 9/3/92 7 2014 4 140 Stanford
OT Drew Himmelman Drew Himmelman D. Himmelman 78 6'9" 317 24 9/19/96 0 2021 Illinois State
DT Dre'mont Jones Dre'mont Jones D. Jones 93
72
#44 DT 6'3" 281 24 1/5/97 2 2019 3 71 Ohio State
DT Shamar Stephen Shamar Stephen S. Stephen 99
69
#54 DT 6'5" 309 30 2/25/91 7 2014 7 220 Connecticut
DT Deshawn Williams Deshawn Williams D. Williams 90
69
#54 DT 6'0" 284 28 12/29/92 2 2015 Clemson
DT Isaiah Mack Isaiah Mack I. Mack 97
67
#64 DT 6'1" 306 25 3/19/96 2 2019 Tennessee-Chattanooga
DT Jonathan Harris Jonathan Harris J. Harris 92
67
#93 DT 6'4" 288 24 8/4/96 2 2019 Lindenwood
DT McTelvin Agim McTelvin Agim M. Agim 95
67
#71 DT 6'3" 309 23 9/25/97 0 2020 3 95 Arkansas
DT Deyon Sizer Deyon Sizer D. Sizer 94
67
#69 DT 6'4" 280 24 8/16/96 1 2019 Colorado State-Pueblo
DE Bradley Chubb Bradley Chubb B. Chubb 55
84
#18 DE 6'4" 269 24 6/24/96 3 2018 1 5 North Carolina St
DE Shelby Harris Shelby Harris S. Harris 96
77
#46 DE 6'2" 288 29 8/11/91 6 2014 7 235 Illinois State
DE Mike Purcell Mike Purcell M. Purcell 98
72
#72 DE 6'3" 303 30 4/20/91 5 2013 Wyoming
DE Derrek Tuszka Derrek Tuszka D. Tuszka 48
67
#95 DE 6'4" 251 23 8/17/97 0 2020 7 254 North Dakota State
DE Jonathon Cooper Jonathon Cooper J. Cooper 53 6'3" 254 0 2021 7 239 Ohio State
DE Marquiss Spencer Marquiss Spencer M. Spencer 51 6'4" 301 23 7/16/97 0 2021 7 253 Mississippi State
LB Von Miller Von Miller V. Miller 58
95
#3 LB 6'3" 246 32 2/10/89 10 2011 1 2 Texas A&M
LB Josh Watson Josh Watson J. Watson 54
74
#65 LB 6'1" 236 25 5/20/96 2 2019 Colorado State
LB Malik Reed Malik Reed M. Reed 59
73
#76 LB 6'1" 240 24 8/5/96 2 2019 Nevada
LB Josey Jewell Josey Jewell J. Jewell 47
71
#95 LB 6'1" 234 26 12/25/94 3 2018 4 106 Iowa
LB Alexander Johnson Alexander Johnson A. Johnson 45
68
#129 LB 6'2" 244 29 12/24/91 3 2018 Tennessee
LB Justin Strnad Justin Strnad J. Strnad 40
67
#167 LB 6'3" 238 24 8/21/96 0 2020 5 178 Wake Forest
LB Pita Taumoepenu Pita Taumoepenu P. Taumoepenu 67
67
#478 LB 6'1" 240 27 3/9/94 2 2017 6 202 Utah
LB Natrez Patrick Natrez Patrick N. Patrick 57
67
#120 LB 6'2" 247 23 7/9/97 2 2019 Georgia
LB Curtis Robinson Curtis Robinson C. Robinson 63 6'3" 240 0 2021 Stanford
LB Baron Browning Baron Browning B. Browning 56 6'3" 241 22 2/19/99 0 2021 3 105 Ohio State
LB Andre Mintze Andre Mintze A. Mintze 91 6'2" 247 0 2021 Vanderbilt
CB Kareem Jackson Kareem Jackson K. Jackson 22
89
#8 CB 5'11" 196 33 4/10/88 11 2010 1 20 Alabama
CB Kyle Fuller Kyle Fuller K. Fuller 23
86
#17 CB 6'0" 190 29 2/16/92 7 2014 1 14 Virginia Tech
CB Bryce Callahan Bryce Callahan B. Callahan 29
86
#40 CB 5'9" 184 29 10/23/91 6 2015 Rice
CB Ronald Darby Ronald Darby R. Darby 21
83
#29 CB 5'11" 194 27 1/2/94 5 2015 2 50 Florida State
CB Michael Ojemudia Michael Ojemudia M. Ojemudia 23
78
#57 CB 6'1" 200 23 9/12/97 0 2020 3 77 Iowa
CB Nate Hairston Nate Hairston N. Hairston 49
70
#116 CB 6'0" 196 26 6/30/94 4 2017 5 158 Temple
CB Kevin Toliver Kevin Toliver K. Toliver 26
69
#125 CB 6'2" 192 25 11/24/95 3 2018 LSU
CB Parnell Motley Parnell Motley P. Motley 42
67
#134 CB 6'0" 184 23 10/28/97 0 2020 Oklahoma
CB Duke Dawson Duke Dawson D. Dawson 20
67
#116 CB 5'11" 197 25 10/13/95 3 2018 2 56 Florida
CB Essang Bassey Essang Bassey E. Bassey 34
67
#125 CB 5'9" 191 22 8/12/98 0 2020 Wake Forest
CB Patrick Surtain II Patrick Surtain II P. S. II 2 6'1" 205 21 4/14/00 0 2021 1 9 Alabama
CB Kary Vincent Jr. Kary Vincent Jr. K. Vincent Jr. 35 5'10" 177 22 2/27/99 0 2021 7 237 LSU
CB Mac McCain III Mac McCain III M. M. III 49 6'0" 177 0 2021 North Carolina A&T
SS Chris Cooper Chris Cooper C. Cooper 38
67
#55 SS 5'11" 200 27 3/17/94 1 2018 Stony Brook
SS P.J. Locke P.J. Locke P. Locke 37
67
#43 SS 5'10" 207 24 2/12/97 1 2019 Texas
SS Trey Marshall Trey Marshall T. Marshall 36
67
#43 SS 6'0" 210 25 2/13/96 2 2018 Florida State
FS Justin Simmons Justin Simmons J. Simmons 31
90
#4 FS 6'2" 202 27 11/19/93 5 2016 3 98 Boston College
FS Caden Sterns Caden Sterns C. Sterns 30 6'0" 207 0 2021 5 152 Texas
FS Jamar Johnson Jamar Johnson J. Johnson 41 6'1" 197 21 11/22/99 0 2021 5 164 Indiana
LS Jacob Bobenmoyer Jacob Bobenmoyer J. Bobenmoyer 46 6'1" 238 24 5/28/97 0 2020 Northern Colorado
P Sam Martin Sam Martin S. Martin 6
78
#13 P 6'1" 205 31 2/27/90 8 2013 5 165 Appalachian State
P Max Duffy Max Duffy M. Duffy 15 6'1" 197 28 4/11/93 0 2021 Kentucky
PK Brandon McManus Brandon McManus B. McManus 8
79
#9 PK 6'3" 201 29 7/25/91 7 2013 Temple

Broncos FAQ

Since winning the Super Bowl following the 2014-15 season, the Broncos have had a few tough years, finishing with a winning record just once in four seasons. However, there's a reason for optimism in Denver as the team looks ready to make the playoffs for the first time since Peyton Manning retired. Drew Lock flashed high-level talent in his five starts as a rookie, and he'll be well-supported by recent draft picks Jerry Jeudy and KJ Hamler who are joining Courtland Sutton and Noah Fant in what has the upside to be one of the best receiving corps in the NFL in a couple of years. The defense was excellent last season, allowing just the 8th-fewest points per game in the NFL, and should be even better with the returns of Bradley Chubb and Bryce Callahan from injuries as well as the additions of A.J. Bouye and Jurrell Casey. Those players join Von Miller, Justin Simmons, Kareem Jackson, Alexander Johnson, Shelby Harris, and Todd Davis in what should be one of the best defensive units in the NFL.

Who is the Highest Paid Broncos Player?

Heading into the 2020-21 season, Von Miller carries the most prominent cap hit of any player on the Broncos' roster. His base salary is $17.5 million, and with a prorated bonus of $7.5 million, he can reach over $25 million in salary money this season.

Who Owns the Denver Broncos?

Pat Bowlen had been the Broncos owner since 1984, overseeing three Super Bowl championships. After Bowlen passed away in 2019 due to a pulmonary embolism, he left behind the team to his seven children. There has been a complicated legal battle between team executives and Bowlen's relatives for control of the organization.

Who Is the Broncos Head Coach?

Vic Fangio is entering his second season as the Broncos' head coach after a 7-9 record in his first season. Fangio is 61 years old, making him older than most other first-time head coaches, and he's been a longtime defensive coordinator in the NFL.

How Much Cap Space do the Broncos Have?

The Broncos currently have $17.3 million in cap space, the 14th-most in the NFL. Denver is still paying Joe Flacco, their former starting quarterback who was cut this past offseason, $13.6 million in dead money. General manager John Elway has done a great job managing the cap in recent years.

Who Is the Broncos Starting Quarterback for 2020?

Drew Lock, a second-round pick by the team last season, appears to be the team's quarterback of the present and future. He may not be a great fantasy option early in his career, but he has the talent to lead this team to the playoffs.

Who is the Youngest Player on the Broncos?

The Broncos put together an excellent draft class in 2020, including KJ Hamler, the former Penn State wide receiver who is still just 20 years old and doesn't turn 21 until July 7th. Hamler joins what should be a much-improved Broncos' receiving corps alongside third-year pro Courtland Sutton and first-round rookie Jerry Jeudy.

Who is the Oldest Player on the Broncos?

The Broncos' oldest player would have been quarterback Joe Flacco, who is now 35 years old, but he was cut during this past offseason. The team's oldest player is now Kareem Jackson at 32 years old, with Von Miller close behind at 31 years old.

Coloradans Have Mile High Enthusiasm for Their Broncos

Denver, Colorado is the home of one of the most avid football fan bases in the world. It is the home of the Broncos. Each year, Broncos fans' aspirations are a mile high for their beloved football team. As Colorado welcomes sports betting, Broncos fans now have another way to show their faith in their football team. Let's take a look at the Broncos' history, plus some memorable Bronco seasons.

Denver Broncos History

The motivation to start a professional football team in Denver actually arose after the failure of a professional baseball league. Denver Bears owner Bob Howsam expanded the team's baseball stadium ahead of a presumed launch of a rival professional baseball league. However, the league never materialized. The Bears' owner was left with the problem of how to pay for his newly renovated facility. Howsam decided to try to establish a football team in Denver. Unfortunately, his efforts to join the NFL proved fruitless.

He and four other wealthy businessmen decided to launch their own rival professional football league. With the formation of the American Football League, Denver had its first pro football team. Football fans might have found odds on William Hill Colorado on what the team name would be. The industrious owner decided to hold a name-that-team contest. The winner was the Broncos. A new league, a new city, and a new mascot did not immediately mean success.

Denver has had 17 head coaches since that first season in 1960. The longest-tenured coach for the first two decades was five seasons. In 1981, Dan Reeves began a 12-year run as the Broncos boss. He led Denver to three AFC Championships but did not make a Super Bowl appearance. After Wade Phillips' pair of average years at the helm, Mike Shanahan took over as the Broncos' head coach. Shanahan is still the longest-tenured head coach in Broncos history. He is also the most successful.

Shanahan only coached two more years than Reeves but won 40 more games. Reeves' 13 playoff victories match Shanahan's, but it's Shanahan's two Super Bowl triumphs that ring in Broncos fans' memories. Denver has made 10 trips to the Super Bowl, winning three Lombardi Trophies. Since making their first Super Bowl appearance in 1977, the Broncos have posted 27 winning regular seasons. The Broncos have made 22 playoff appearances since the AFL/NFL merger in 1970. Let's look at a few of those 22 most memorable seasons.

Memorable Denver Broncos Seasons

As a charter member of the AFL, the Broncos never experienced a winning season. The best record Denver could muster in their nine AFL years was an even split, 7-7 year in 1962. Denver never made the playoffs as a member of the renegade league. With the merger ahead of the 1970 season, success wasn't immediately forthcoming for the Broncos either. The franchise's first winning record didn't come until its 13th season of play. The 1973 Broncos finished with seven wins, five losses, and a pair of ties.

Denver won seven games again in 1974 and managed to inch higher up the AFC West Division standings finishing in second place. The Broncos would finish second again the next two seasons, but things would finally change in 1977. Denver would set a franchise record with 12 victories. They would win both AFC playoff games to earn a chance against the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl XII. Denver fell short in that game, but the success helped fuel fan enthusiasm in the Mile High City. The Broncos would finish the 1970s with another pair of 10-win seasons but would exit the playoffs after one game. Denver would begin the 1980s decade with moderate success, only have a two-win strike-shortened 1982 losing record.

Six times Denver would hit double-digit victories. The enthusiasm for the "orange crush" became a trademark of the Colorado sports scene. If you lived in or around Denver, you probably followed the Broncos. However, with all the enthusiasm and avid fan support for the Broncos, the heartbreak was tremendous. Three times during a four-season stretch in the mid-1980s, Denver would overcome the odds to win exciting AFC playoff battles. During the 1986, 1987, and 1989 seasons, Denver would earn a chance at the ultimate professional football prize. Each year the Broncos would be soundly defeated in the final game of the NFL season.

Denver ended the 1980s as one of the most successful teams in pro football, but one without a championship. The team would continue to have mostly successful seasons, only two losing records between 1990 and 1996. It was in 1996 that Broncos' fans ended a season with another disappointment. After a 13-win regular season, Denver had high hopes of a return trip to the Super Bowl. As memorable as 1996 was, it ended with a bitter three-point loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The cry, "wait until next season" could be heard from the tops of the tallest Rocky Mountain. Well, it worked. In fact, it worked for the next two seasons. Between the start of the 1997 season and the end of the 1998 regular season, Denver would win 26 regular-season games. However, the biggest memory for Broncos' fans isn't having only six defeats in two seasons, it's not having a single playoff loss for those same two years. A BetMGM Colorado beat ahead of the 1997 playoffs on the Broncos odds would have produced a huge jackpot.

Denver's 12 victories weren't even good enough to win the AFC West Division. Nevertheless, they exacted revenge on the Jaguars in the wildcard game and continued to stampede their way to the franchise's first professional football crown. The Broncos rolled into 1998 as proverbial favorites to make it back to the Super Bowl. They did not disappoint. A bet on FanDuel Colorado futures odds to win the championship would have paid out a winner.

Denver rolled up 14 victories on their way to the AFC West crown, and then steamrolled their three opponents in the playoffs, culminated by a 34 to 19 overwhelming of the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl XXXIII. This back-to-back championship run was memorable for Bronco fans and was certainly one of the most memorable runs of any professional sports franchise. Denver has continued to be one of the most successful and most consistent teams in the NFL.

The Broncos have won 10 games or more eight times since their 1998 championship. During a four-season stretch from 2012 through 2015, Denver won 50 games, made two more Super Bowl appearances, including their third Super Bowl title in 2015. While success has been limited since winning the 50th Super Bowl over the Carolina Panthers, there has never been a loss of enthusiasm from Bronco fans. Denver has one of the truest and most dedicated fan bases in the world. In fact, Coloradans across the state love their Broncos.