There will be multiple former Denver Broncos players and employees trying to win Super Bowl LIV.
The Denver Broncos aren’t in the Super Bowl this season. A couple of former members of the team are, though.
For the New England Patriots, there is just one former member of the Broncos: offensive lineman James Ferentz.
Ferentz has played in 21 games during his career, which started in 2014. He went undrafted out of Iowa. Ferentz has also been a part of the Houston Texans, where he started his NFL career.
A member of the New England Patriots staff is also a former Denver Bronco: Josh McDaniels.
Remember him, Broncos Country?
McDaniels is infamous in Denver since being hired by the Broncos in 2009 to be the team’s head coach. He went 11-17 as Denver’s head coach from 2009 and 2010 before he was fired partway through that year.
The Patriots offensive coordinator, who left that same job to become the Broncos head coach (and then went back to New England after being fired), was not good in Denver.
Multiple players did not get along with him, including quarterback Jay Cutler, wideout Brandon Marshall, and tight end Tony Scheffler. Those players were sent out of Denver via trades with the Chicago Bears, Miami Dolphins, and Detroit Lions, respectfully.
The Los Angeles Rams have many more former Broncos.
First off, they have a guy on their coaching staff that did wonders for the Broncos: defensive coordinator Wade Phillips.
Phillips’ first NFL coaching job was in 1976 with the Houston Oilers under his father, Bum Phillips.
Phillips has had some experience on the Denver Broncos. From 1989 to 1992, Phillips was the team’s defensive coordinator. He coached some Broncos greats such as Steve Atwater, Tyrone Braxton, Simon Fletcher, and Karl Mecklenburg.
The Rams also have a few former Broncos players: running back CJ Anderson and cornerback Aqib Talib.
Anderson was a significant part of the Denver Broncos. He was often reliable when the team called his number and had his first 1,000-yard rushing season in the league last year in Denver.
The team chose to go another direction in free agency, however. He spent the 2018 season with the Carolina Panthers, and Oakland Raiders, before ending up in Los Angeles with the Rams.
Talib was phenomenal with the Broncos. He spent the last four seasons in Denver (2014-2017) before being traded to the Rams.
In Denver, Talib played on the other side of Chris Harris Jr. He recorded twelve interceptions during his time in Denver and was often avoided by quarterbacks.
The following are the players, coaches, and other employees who moved on after their time in Denver.