Denver Broncos one-year wonder no. 1: Brandon Lloyd, WR (2010)
As great as Tebow Time was in 2011, there’s not a better one-year wonder in Denver Broncos history than Brandon Lloyd in 2010.
The team didn’t have much success (they finished second-worst in the league record-wise and were caught cheating in London), but Lloyd was incredible.
Unfortunately, Lloyd was a decade ahead of his time. Although there has long been a place for big-time playmakers at receiver in the NFL, Llloyd would have been a highly coveted player in today’s game and he would have thrived with the league as it is today.
You have to tip your cap to Josh McDaniels and Brian Xanders for picking up Lloyd in 2009 when they did, and for giving him an actual shot in 2010.
Brandon Lloyd 2010 stats
- 77 receptions
- 1,448 yards
- 11 touchdowns
- 2nd-team All-Pro
- Pro Bowl honors
His 2010 season with the Denver Broncos was the only season in which Lloyd eclipsed 1,000 yards as a receiver.
It was the only year in his NFL career in which he caught more than six touchdowns.
He went on to have some success in 2011 and 2012 with the Broncos, Rams, and Patriots, but Lloyd’s 2010 season was absolutely magical and one of a kind.
He made acrobatic catches every single week. He made plays near the sideline that left your jaw on the floor.
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Brandon Lloyd’s 2010 season was one of the most underrated for a receiver in the last 20 years, in my opinion. The Broncos stunk, but Lloyd made them watchable week in and week out.