Ranking the 3 most under-appreciated Denver Broncos players
The Denver Broncos have a ton of household names and star power on their team, but who slides under the radar as an under-appreciated player?
The 2022 season is slowly approaching, as we in Broncos Country are anxiously awaiting the beginning of the Russell Wilson era for the Denver Broncos.
Now that the Denver Broncos have a quarterback, we should see the entire team elevated throughout the landscape.
Since Denver has been irrelevant for the last six years, the players who have deserved some national recognition fell under the radar since the team wasn’t any good. That isn’t going to be the story in 2022.
The Broncos will be a great team, and the league will then begin to see just how many studs the team has, and hopefully, those players will get the attention they deserve.
While most NFL fans would surely think of the names Wilson, Sutton, Surtain, and Simmons if asked about the Broncos, there are a few players who slide under the radar and seem to be a bit underappreciated.
I’m not really saying that the fanbase doesn’t appreciate these three players, but I am saying that they perhaps do not get the recognition they deserve, or should be thought of in a better light.
I think there are three players in particular who are underappreciated on the Denver Broncos.
Under-appreciated Denver Broncos player no. 3: Brandon McManus, K
In my opinion, Brandon McManus is a player who should be given more attention within Broncos Country. Ever since the NFL decided to move the extra point spot back, there has seemed to be a drop-off in kicking efficiency.
Many teams, even a couple in the AFC West, have cycled through kicker after kicker, trying to find someone consistent.
The league’s best kickers are well-known. Justin Tucker is perhaps the best kicker in NFL history. Other names that are thought of in that elite category would be Harrison Butker, Robbie Gould, and even Matt Gay, who had a great 2021 season.
However, I think McManus should be firmly in this tier as well.
While he may not have the insane kicking percentage numbers that Tucker and Butker have, he’s been remarkably rock-solid since 2015. Since the 2015 season, McManus has made 82.7% of his field goals and 96.8% of his extra points.
He may never be seen as an elite kicker by the NFL landscape, but he’s been one of the Broncos’ most consistent players.