Tom Jackson is a Bronco for life.
Jackson was a fourth-round selection of the Broncos in the 1973 NFL Draft after a stellar collegiate career at Louisville, where his number was retired in 1999.
Jackson went on to have a Ring of Fame career with the Broncos as a linebacker part of the original Orange Crush.
He was a three-time All-Pro selection from 1977-79 with a whopping 20 career interceptions at the linebacker position.
When he retired, Jackson had played in 191 career games, more than any other Broncos defensive player.
Despite being a bit undersized for the standards of today’s game (5-foot-11, 220 pounds) Jackson was a player that flew all over the field and made plays.
Though he was before my time, Jackson’s highlight reel and lasting impact on the franchise earn him a prominent spot on this list of the best players to ever don the orange and blue.