5 former Broncos players fans can root for in the NFL playoffs
Former Broncos to root for in playoffs: Isaiah McKenzie, Buffalo Bills
This would have been Von Miller in this spot, who many Broncos fans would have readily cheered for, but a season-ending injury derailed that for the Broncos legend.
Instead, Isaiah McKenzie, a player whose time in Denver is basically forgotten at this point, has become a key piece for the Buffalo Bills offense.
McKenzie was drafted in the fifth round of the 2017 draft and quickly fell out of favor in Denver. The Bills have given him new life and this season, he caught a career-high 42 passes.
The Bills have become a sentimental favorite for a variety of reasons so if your favorite team is already eliminated, this is the kind of bandwagon a lot of fans are going to jump on.
Broncos fans can root for McKenzie and even Miller, who will still get a Super Bowl ring if they happen to win it all, which would be his second in a row and third overall.
Other former Broncos in the playoffs
Casey Kreiter, who made the Pro Bowl as the long snapper of the Broncos in 2018, is now with the New York Giants, who are in the playoffs for the first time since 2016.
Bryce Callahan is with the Los Angeles Chargers and he has had a good year for them, totaling 47 tackles and three interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown.
Brett Kern, who punted for the Broncos nearly 15 years ago, was recently brought back into the league. After 14 seasons with the Tennessee Titans, Kern was cut this summer after losing the job to rookie Ryan Stonehouse. But when the Philadelphia Eagles lost Arryn Siposs a few weeks ago to injury, they turned to the 36-year-old Kern, who will now be the punter for the NFC’s No. 1 seed.
Oh, and then there’s Melvin Gordon, a former player Broncos fans would probably like to forget. He is still on the practice squad of the Kansas City Chiefs and will likely never see the field in the playoffs, but you also never know in the world of the NFL.