Denver Broncos top 15 free agent signings of all-time

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Howard Griffith, Denver Broncos
13 Dec 1998: Fullback Howard Griffith #29 of the Denver Broncos in action during the game against the New York Giants at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Giants defeated the Broncos 21-16. /

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Back when fullbacks were still en vogue, Howard Griffith was one of the best in the NFL.

The former ninth-round pick in the 1991 NFL Draft of the Indianapolis Colts, Griffith spent two seasons with them before making his NFL debut with the Los Angeles Rams in 1993.

After two seasons with the Rams, Griffith was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the 1995 Expansion Draft.

In 1997, he signed with the Broncos as a free agent and gave the Broncos their most legendary backfield of all-time.

Every Broncos fan knows about John Elway and Terrell Davis. But did you know that it was Griffith who scored two touchdowns for Denver in Super Bowl XXXIII and made a clutch reception to set up a touchdown in Super Bowl XXXII?

Though Griffith wasn’t Mike Alstott as far as running fullbacks are concerned, he was a key piece of the Broncos’ first two Super Bowl titles. He deserves a spot on this list as Terrell Davis’ lead blocker and a clutch performer in the postseason for Denver.