2015 Pro Bowl: Broncos Boast NFL-Best Nine Players


The Denver Broncos are popular, talented, and have a great fan base. That’s a formula for putting a ton of players into the Pro Bowl, and that’s exactly what they did when the participants were announced on Tuesday evening.

Quarterback Peyton Manning leads the way with his 14th selection to the NFL’s All-Star game, and cornerback Chris Harris Jr. was selected for the first time in his career. In all, the Broncos had nine players selected to play in this year’s Pro Bowl, which will have two teams assembled by a couple of former NFL stars.

The Broncos that made the game are:

QB Peyton Manning
WR Demaryius Thomas
TE Julius Thomas
OT Ryan Clady
DE DeMarcus Ware
LB Von Miller
CB Chris Harris Jr.
CB Aqib Talib
S T.J. Ward

Despite the fact that the Broncos had nine guys make the Pro Bowl, the fans and whoever else has a say in deciding who makes the game probably got it wrong. All of the players on this list are big name players, but you could make arguments for a number of players on the Broncos’ roster who were snubbed of a bid.

Biggest Broncos Pro Bowl Snubs

Start this list off with wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders. Broncos PR Tweeted out something on Tuesday about the fact that no receiver who has put up the kind of numbers Sanders has this season has NOT been selected for the Pro Bowl in nearly 20 years. Sanders has been phenomenal for the Broncos in his first season with the team, and absolutely deserved a Pro Bowl bid.

Another player that was snubbed of a Pro Bowl was Terrance Knighton, who has become one of the best defensive tackles in the game, even if he doesn’t play every down. Knighton is a force in the middle of a Broncos defense that has been among the best in the league since he arrived against the run.

Another that would have earned my vote would be defensive lineman Malik Jackson, though obviously a team’s first player off the ‘bench’ probably isn’t going to make the All Star game. Jackson is a phenomenal player for the Broncos and is constantly making big plays in the backfield. I would have also put in a vote for Brandon Marshall, the team’s leading tackler and stud linebacker filling in for Danny Trevathan this year.


Hopefully this is all irrelevant news, because the Broncos don’t want their players playing in the Pro Bowl — they want to be getting ready for the Super Bowl.