Denver Broncos: 30 greatest players of all time
Ed McCaffrey is one of the rare players not drafted by Denver on this list.
Drafted in the third round out of Stanford, McCaffrey spent three seasons with the New York Giants and a season with the San Francisco 49ers before sticking with the Broncos.
Although his career statistics leave something to be desired compared to today’s players, his three-year run from 1998-2000 rivals any of today’s top receivers.
During the 1998 Super Bowl run, McCaffrey caught 64 passes for 1,053 yards and 10 touchdowns. That got him his one and only Pro Bowl selection, and he was named a second-team All-Pro.
His 2000 season was one for the ages though even compared to his 1998 season. McCaffrey set the Broncos’ single-season catch record (since broken) with 101 catches for 1,317 yards and 9 touchdowns. For his career in Denver, he is fifth all-time in receiving yards, fifth all-time in catches, and fourth all-time in touchdowns.
McCaffrey is a three-time Super Bowl champion and was named to the Broncos 50th Anniversary Team.
He is likely to be added to the Broncos Ring of Fame in the future.