On the first day of the 2006 NFL Draft, the Broncos acquire the 11th overall pick from St. Louis, selecting Vanderbilt quarterback Jay Cutler.
Record Receptions for Rod
Rod Smith becomes the 15th player in NFL history to record 800 career receptions.
Shanahan Hits 200
Head Coach Mike Shanahan coaches his 200th career regular season game.
The Broncos play their 700th all-time regular season game at Pittsburgh and defeat the Steelers 31-20.
Rookie Jay Cutler is named the Broncos’ starting quarterback, replacing Jake Plummer.
Cutler’s First Career Start
Jay Cutler makes the first start of his career in a Sunday Night Football game against Seattle.
Cutler becomes the first rookie in NFL history to throw multiple touchdown passes in each of his first four games.
2006 Season Wrap-Up
A 26-23 overtime loss to San Francisco ended Denver’s 2006 season, finishing the year with a 9-7 record.
Pro Bowl Bound
Champ Bailey, John Lynch, and Al Wilson are selected to the all-star game in Honolulu.
Broncos President and CEO Pat Bowlen is inducted into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame.
Four for Forty or More
The Broncos score four touchdowns of at least 40 yards in the same game for the first time in club history.
2007 Season Wrap Up
The Broncos conclude their 2007 season with a 7-9 record following their 22-19 overtime victory at home against Minnesota.
Ellis Takes the Reigns
Joe Ellis is promoted to Chief Operating Officer for the Broncos.
Hall of Fame Class of 2007
Gary Zimmerman, Fred Dean, Darrell Green, Art Monk, Emmitt Thomas and Andre Tippett are named as the latest inductees to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Four in a Row for Bailey and Lynch
Champ Bailey and John Lynch both start in the Pro Bowl, making the fourth consecutive all-star appearances for both players.
Passing of a Legend
Bob Howsam, the founding owner of the Broncos who brought professional football to Denver, passes away.
Two-Points for the Win
Denver becomes the third team in NFL history to win a game with a two-point conversion.
Comeback in Cleveland
A 34-30 comeback win over the Browns marks a milestone for the Broncos.
Mike Shanahan is relieved from his position as the Head Coach of the Broncos.
Josh McDaniels is announced as the Bronco’s new head coach.
Xanders Promoted to GM
Brian Xanders takes over as the Denver Broncos General Manager.
Kyle Orton Comes to Denver
The Broncos acquire quarterback Kyle Orton in exchange for Jay Cutler.
Denver’s Fiftieth Season
The Broncos kicked off their 50th season of professional football with a win.
Ring of Fame Gets 22nd Member
Shannon Sharpe joins the Ring of Fame.
Denver dons their “throwback” uniforms from the 1960-61 seasons in a 20-17 overtime win.
The Royal Treatment
Wide receiver Eddie Royal returns a kickoff and punt for a touchdown in Denver’s 34-23 win at San Diego.
Denver Finishes Season 8-8
Denver concludes its 50th season following a 44-24 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Broncos Send 5 to Pro Bowl
Bailey, Clady, Dawkins, Dumervil, and Marshall are all Pro Bowl bound.
The Broncos go international as they take on the San Francisco 49ers at Wembley Stadium in London, England.
Studesville Named Interim Head Coach
Josh McDaniels is let go while Eric Studesville steps in as interim head coach for the season’s final four games.
Tebow’s First Career Start
Rookie quarterback Tim Tebow makes his first career start against Oakland.
Lloyd, Bailey are Pro Bowl Bound
Wide receiver Brandon Lloyd is named to his first career Pro Bowl; Cornerback Champ Bailey, his tenth.
Broncos Conclude Season 4-12
Denver’s season finishes with a 33-28 loss to San Diego at INVESCO Field at Mile High.
The Return of Elway
Hall of Famer John Elway is named Executive Vice President of Football Operations and Joe Ellis is appointed as President of the Broncos.
John Fox Named as Head Coach
Fox comes to Denver after spending nine years at the helm of the Carolina Panthers.
Champ Bailey was selected to his 10th career Pro Bowl – the most in NFL history at the cornerback position.
New Name; Same Game
The Broncos’ stadium is renamed Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
Tebow Steps In
During a home game against the Chargers, quarterback Kyle Orton is replaced by Tim Tebow at halftime.
AFC West Champs
The Broncos take the AFC West, despite losing the final regular season game to the Chiefs.
Tim Tebow and Demaryius Thomas turn the first play in overtime into an 80-yard touchdown, defeating the Steelers.
Patriots End Post-Season Hopes
New England defeats Denver, ending the season with an overall record of 9-9.
Jack Del Rio becomes the seventh defensive coordinator in seven seasons.
Denver Sends Six to Pro Bowl
Cornerback Champ Bailey, defensive end Elvis Dumervil and linebacker Von Miller are joined by Ryan Clady, Brian Dawkins and Whillis McGahee in the annual All-Star game.
Von Miller is named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, the first Denver Bronco to win the award since 1991.
Denver signs #18, quarterback Peyton Manning.
Tebow Jets to NY
Denver trades quarterback Tim Tebow to the New York Jets.
The Broncos and General Manager Brian Xanders part ways.
Rod Gets His Ring
Former wide receiver Rod Smith is selected as the 23rd member of the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame.
2012 Season Opener
Denver defeats the Steelers 31-19 in the first game of “The Manning Years” era.
Scoring 35 points in the second half of the game, Denver bests San Diego and tie a team record.
John Fox hits his 100th overall career win.
Broncos Finish Regular Season 13-3
Denver defeats the Chiefs with a 38-3 win, closing out the regular season.
Ravens Freeze Superbowl Hopes
In the coldest playoff game in team history, Baltimore wins 38-35 in overtime.
Seven Go to Pro Bowl
Zane Beadles and Demaryius Thomas join Champ Bailey, Ryan Clady, Elvis Dumervil, Peyton Manning and Von Miller in the 63rd Pro Bowl.
Double Awards for Manning
Manning named AP Comeback Play of the Year, as well as receiving first-team All-Pro honors.
Denver squares off against Baltimore in the NFL Kickoff Game of the 2013 season.
Ring of Fame Plaza is unveiled at Sports Authority Field at Mile High featuring pillars honoring recipients of the elite distinction.
Tom Nalen Inducted to the Ring of Fame
Center Tom Nalen is introduced into the team’s Ring of Fame during halftime of Sunday’s game against the Eagles.
Fox Undergoes Surgery
Defensive Coordinator Jack Del Rio steps in as interim head coach while John Fox recovers from heart surgery.
Pat Bowlen earns his 300th win to become the first owner in to reach 300 victories in 30 years.
A Renewed HQ
Dove Valley will get a new indoor practice facility as well as an upgrade to the existing structure in a $35 million expansion project.
John Fox returns as the Broncos’ Head Coach after recovering from heart surgery.
Peyton Manning is named Sports Illustrated’s 2013 Sportsman of the Year.
AFC West Three-peat
Manning leads Denver to their third consecutive AFC West title.
Record-breaking Regular Season
Denver finishes its regular season with a 34-14 win against Oakland, and breaks some records along the way.
Super Bowl Bound
With a 26-16 win against the Patriots, Denver writes its ticket to the Super Bowl.
Manning earns his NFL-record fifth Associated Press Most Valuable Player award.
Super Bowl XLVIII
The Seahawks bested the Broncos in a 43-8 win to take the Vince Lombardi Trophy back to Seattle.
Cutler, Marshall and Wiegmann join Pro Bowl lineup
Quarterback Jay Cutler, wide receiver Brandon Marshall and center Casey Wiegmann join the NFL’s best at the Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Members of the Super Bowl 50 team receive their championship rings.
September 8 : Denver hosts the NFL Kickoff Game against the Carolina Panthers and comes out with a 21-20 win in a rematch of Super Bowl 50.
Broncos beat Cincinnati
Trevor Siemian completes 23 of 35 passes for 312 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Broncos to a 29-17 win.
A loss in orange
Joe DeCamillis serves as interim coach the Broncos’ 21-13 loss to the San Diego Chargers.
Ring of Fame Cermony
Jason Elam, Simon Fletcher and John Lynch are officially inducted into the Broncos Ring of Fame.
The Broncos pull off a nail-biting victory over the Saints in a 25-23 win at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
DECEMBER 25 : On a dreary Christmas night at Arrowhead Stadium, the Broncos fall 33-10 to the Chiefs, ensuring that they will miss the postseason for the first time since 2010.
Kubiak announces retirement
Head Coach Gary Kubiak announces his retirement from coaching.
JANUARY 11 : Vance Joseph is named head coach. Joseph, a former assistant under Gary Kubiak in Houston, becomes the first African-American head coach in Broncos history.
Miller Inducted to Ring of Fame
Red Miller, the head coach of the Broncos during their breakthrough 1977 season, is posthumously inducted into the Ring of Fame.
Shutout in Denver
The Broncos get their first shutout in 12 years, blanking the New York Jets 23-0.
December 31 : C.J. Anderson becomes the 14th player in team history — and the first in four years — to rush for over 1,000 yards in a single season.