Three forgotten Denver Broncos who are still in the NFL
Let’s take a trip down memory lane and talk about a few former Denver Broncos that the fanbase perhaps forgot about that are still in the NFL.
Former players can leave both a positive and negative taste in the mouths of fans. Former Denver Broncos players are no different.
The post-Manning-pre-Wilson era was filled with a ton of drama, especially at the quarterback position.
Most fans probably want to forget these seasons for good reason, but the Denver Broncos did indeed have a few players during this time period that we should take a moment to look back on.
For better or worse, these former Broncos made headlines within the fanbase.
I looked through each team from some of the prior seasons, both with Peyton Manning and not.
There were quite a few players that I even forgot about and wanted to include.
However, I kept it to three players that were Denver Broncos and are still in the league in some capacity.
What makes this impressive is that the average NFL career only lasts a few seasons, so if players can make it past year three and get into years five, six, seven, etc, that becomes a giant testament to their skill and durability.
In fact, there are still quite a few Denver Broncos from the 2015 Super Bowl season that are still in the league over six years later.
So, let’s take a trip down memory lane and look at three former Denver Broncos who are still in the league today.
Three former Denver Broncos are still in the league
Riley Dixon, Punter
Remember Riley Dixon? He was drafted in 2016 and punted for two seasons in Denver before being released, where he then played for the New York Giants for four years.
He’s actually played in every single game of his career and signed with the Rams this offseason.
Dixon is a solid punter. He’s got a 45.3 career yards per punt average, which is good.
However, he’s probably a bit forgotten by Broncos fans. The 2016 and 2017 seasons were very interesting.
The 2016 season was the year after the Super Bowl. Denver was able to bring back the main core of players, but uncertainty at quarterback played a part in the team going 9-7 and missing the playoffs.
Trevor Siemian put up a valiant effort and did give the team a bit of hope going into 2017. Riley Dixon had a whopping 89 punts in 2016, which led the league.
He also had two punts blocked in 2017, which led the league as well.
Since then, the Broncos cycled through a few punters before finding some consistency with Sam Martin.