The Broncos are represented in the annual AFC-NFC Pro Bowl by safety Steve Atwater, quarterback John Elway and offensive tackle Gary Zimmerman.
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The Broncos’ late-season skid in 1993 carried over into the 1994 season, with two three-point losses to the Chargers and Jets stretching the Broncos’ losing streak to five games by the time the Raiders arrived for a Week 3 showdown.
It was a big day. To commemorate the NFL’s 75th anniversary, the teams wore throwback uniforms, and the Broncos opted to bring back their mid-1960s uniforms with orange helmets. Unfortunately, the Mac Speedie-era throwbacks saw a dismal result similar to the outcomes of the mid-1960s: a 48-16 thrashing at Mile High Stadium.
But when he was sacked just after the season, owner Pat Bowlen had the replacement already in mind — a former Broncos assistant still in the process of guiding the league’s most prolific offense to a world championship. After the 49ers won Super Bowl XXIX, Mike Shanahan returned to the Broncos and laid the groundwork for the franchise to rise to new heights.