7 Denver Broncos who could be next in the Ring of Fame

Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /
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Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos
DENVER, CO – JANUARY 08: Demaryius Thomas #88 of the Denver Broncos beats Ike Taylor #24 and Troy Polamalu #43 of the Pittsburgh Steelers to the endzone as he goes 80 yards for the game winning touchdown on the first play of overtime at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 8, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Steelers 29-23 in their AFC Wild Card Playoff game. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) /

1. Demaryius Thomas, WR

In his nine seasons in Denver, Demaryius Thomas produced some of this team’s most electric plays of all time. An elite athlete with top-flight size and speed, he terrorized secondaries around the league for years.

A first-round draft pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, he is right up there with Rod Smith and Shannon Sharpe in the Denver Broncos record books and is 2nd in receiving yards (9055), TD’s (60), and 3rd in receptions (665).

He also holds the single-season team records for receiving yards (1619) and touchdowns (14). Thomas was perhaps the most athletically gifted and dominant wideout in team history, and he used his massive 6’3″ frame and sub-4.4 speed to blow the top off defenses and punish them over the middle.

From his 80-yard overtime touchdown to beat the Steelers with Tim Tebow, to years of monstrous production as Peyton Manning’s favorite target and finally as a steady presence for Denver’s numerous quarterbacks since, Demaryius Thomas was a defining piece of the offense for nearly a decade. He last played in 2019, and when he’s eligible in 2025, this is a no-brainer.