Denver Broncos: 30 greatest players of all time
Simon Fletcher is a former second round pick out of the University of Houston, and he is a current inductee of the Broncos exclusive Ring of Fame. He spent all 11 of his NFL seasons with the Broncos, helping Denver make the playoffs five times and the Super Bowl on three occasions.
Fletcher, an edge defender before that term became popular, holds the NFL record for most consecutive games with a sack at ten. From 1989-1993, he managed double-digit sacks each season. His season high was a remarkable 16.
Although he sits 34th in all-time sacks, he is the career sacks record holder for the Denver Broncos. This record will likely fall as another Bronco great is catching up to him (Von Miller). He is also fourth in total tackles, second in forced fumbles, and second in safeties.
Simon will likely never be a Pro Football Hall of Fame selection considering he never made a Pro Bowl, but his presence in Denver helped solidify that defense. For 11 seasons, he was one of the best in the business at rushing the passer.
Arguably, he is the best edge defender in Denver’s history until Von Miller.