Denver Broncos top 15 free agent signings of all-time

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Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos

Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

The Denver Broncos have a rich history of signing great players in free agency. Here are their top 15 pickups of all-time.

The Denver Broncos have a rich history of picking up top-tier free agents, perhaps one of the most impressive all-time lists in all of professional sports.

We all know how this all-time list of the top free agent signings in team history ends, but what other free agents have come to Denver to make an impact?

If you’re a relatively young Broncos fan, like me, you’ve been spoiled year after year with one great free agency pickup after another.

This list is so good, players like “Weapon X” himself (Pro Football Hall of Fame safety Brian Dawkins) didn’t make the final cut.

Players like Wes Welker, the best slot receiver arguably ever, who caught 10 touchdown passes on the Broncos’ record-setting 2013 offense didn’t make the cut. Neither did one of the team’s most underrated free agent pickups in the last couple of decades in Brandon Lloyd.

Lloyd doesn’t get talked about much as a great free agent pickup because he played on one of the worst Broncos teams ever, but his highlight reel from the 2010 season is one for the ages.

With so many impactful former free agent acquisitions to choose from, it was tough to find a place to even start this list. These rankings will certainly be debated, as every one of these players has a case to be ranked even higher (or lower), but this list is about honoring some great players in Broncos history.

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