The name “Denver Broncos” was chosen from 500 entries in a name-the-team contest in January 1960.

Frank Filchock named first head coach of the Broncos

Denver placed in AFL’s western division with Dallas, Oakland and Los Angeles

Frank Filchock released as Broncos head coach

Jack Faulkner hired as Broncos head coach

Jack Faulkner named coach of the year in AFL

Gene Mingo sets professional field goal record of 27 in a season

October 4, 1964
Jack Faulkner released as head coach

October 5, 1964
Mac Speedie accepts appointment as interim head coach

March 5, 1965
Record sale of 941 season tickets in one day

Season ticket drive goal of 20,000 sales reached

December, 1965
Tackle Eldon Danenhauer, Split End Lionel Taylor and Fullback Cookie Gilchrist named to the all-AFL team

June 8, 1966
Merger of American and National Leagues announced

September 19, 1966
Ray Malavasi named Head Coach of the Broncos

May 17, 1967
Floyd Little becomes the first No. 1 choice to sign with Denver in the history of the club

August 5, 1967
Broncos defeat Detroit Lions 13-7 in preseason game at DU for AFL’s first win over the NFL

January 1968
Lou Saban and staff coach the West stars

December 14, 1968
Bears Stadium is officially re-named Denver Mile High Stadium

January 17, 1970
Rich Jackson, Dave Costa, Floyd Little, Mike Current and George Goeddeke play in All-Star Game on West team

September, 1970
Season ticket sale hits record number of 43,584

June 5, 1998
Broncos players and coaches receive their Super Bowl rings in a private ceremony at team headquarters

The Denver Broncos and San Diego Chargers are selected to play the first NFL game in Australia

Denver-area voters approve a ballot issue to appropriate tax money to partially fund a new football stadium in Denver

The Broncos clinch the AFC West division title for the ninth time in franchise history with a 31-16 win at San Diego

John Elway announces his retirement in a press conference at the Inverness Hotel and Golf Club in Englewood

Broncos players, coaches and staff receive their Super Bowl rings in a private ceremony

Denver has two players post 100 or more receiving yards in the same game for the first time in franchise history

The Broncos conclude season ticket renewals and waiting list additions for 2000, leading to an anticipated 31st consecutive season of sellouts at Mile High Stadium

Broncos rookie running back Mike Anderson becomes just the ninth player in NFL history to rush for more than 100 yards in each of his first two NFL games

The Broncos are represented at the annual AFC-NFC Pro Bowl by Brian Griese, Tom Nalen, Trevor Pryce and Rod Smith.

The Broncos officially christen INVESCO Field at Mile High with a season-opening 31-20 win over the New York Giants on Monday Night Football

Wide receiver Rod Smith sets a team record with 14 receptions in a 38-17 win at Arizona

The Broncos defeat the Dallas Cowboys 26-24 at Texas Stadium on Thanksgiving Day, marking the club’s first Thanksgiving Day appearance since 1990

Ted Sundquist is promoted to general manager after six years as director of college scouting

AFC-NFC Pro Bowl 2002

The Broncos are represented in the annual AFC-NFC Pro Bowl in Honolulu by tight end Dwayne Carswell, kicker Jason Elam, linebacker/special teams player Ian Gold, cornerback Deltha O’Neal, defensive tackle Trevor Pryce, wide receiver Rod Smith and linebacker Al Wilson.

The Broncos conclude season ticket renewals and waiting list additions for 2002, leading to an anticipated 33rd consecutive season of home sellouts.

Rookie running back Clinton Portis ties a Broncos record by becoming just the second player in franchise history to score four touchdowns in a game

Clinton Portis

Running back Clinton Portis closes his rookie season with a 228-yard rushing effort in a win vs. Arizona at INVESCO Field at Mile High to finish the season with a franchise rookie-record 1,508 rushing yards, the fifth-best rushing season by a rookie in NFL history.

Running back Clinton Portis is named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year by the Associated Press

Larry Coyer is promoted from linebackers coach to defensive coordinator

The Broncos announce that the club will hold training camp in 2003 at its permanent facility in Dove Valley

The Broncos conclude season ticket renewals and waiting list additions for 2003, leading to an anticipated 34th consecutive season of home sellouts.

Jason Elam scores his 1,300th career point, reaching that milestone in fewer games than any player in NFL history

The Broncos are represented in the annual AFC-NFC Pro Bowl in Honolulu by center Tom Nalen, running back Clinton Portis and linebacker Al Wilson

The Broncos conclude season ticket renewals and waiting list additions for 2004, leading to an anticipated 35th consecutive season of home sellouts.

The $4 million renovation and expansion of the team’s permanent training facility is completed in time for the opening of training camp.

Rod Smith passes Shannon Sharpe to become the franchise leader in receptions and touchdown receptions

Kicker Jason Elam, in his 184th outing, against San Diego becomes the fastest NFL player to eclipse the 1,400-point plateau

Terrell Davis is the 21st inductee into the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame on September 23, 2007

The Broncos earn a 31-24 win against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium for their NFL-record 13th consecutive divisional road win

Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen is officially inducted as the 28th member of the team’s Ring of Fame

Denver erases a 14-point, fourth-quarter deficit to earn a 30-24 overtime win against the previously unbeaten New England Patriots

Chris Harris Jr., Von Miller, Aqib Talib and DeMarcus Ware are selected to the Pro Bowl

AFC’s No. 1 Seed

Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning returns from injury in the second half of Denver’s regular-season finale against the San Diego Chargers and helps spark the team to a 27-20 win to clinch its fifth consecutive AFC West Division title and the AFC’s No. 1 seed

AFC Champions

Denver holds off New England for a 20-18 win in the AFC Championship game to propel the club to its eighth Super Bowl appearance. The Broncos’ two-point win against the Patriots was their 11th of the season decided by seven points or less to represent the most in NFL history.

Linebacker Von Miller becomes just the 10th defensive player to earn Super Bowl MVP honors

An estimated 1 million fans gather in downtown Denver for a victory parade and rally to honor the World Champion Denver Broncos

June 6 : Broncos coaches, players and football staff visit the White House as guests of President Barack Obama in recognition of the team’s victory in Super Bowl 50

Denver beats Baltimore 19-13 in Week 1 to give Gary Kubiak a win in his Broncos debut as head coach

Billy Joe named AFL Rookie of the Year

2016 Schedule

Date Opponent Score
9/8 Carolina Panthers 21-20
9/18 Indianapolis Colts 34-20
9/25 at Cincinnati Bengals 29-17
10/2 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27-7
10/9 Atlanta Falcons 16-23
10/13 at San Diego Chargers 13-21
10/24 Houston Texans 27-9
10/30 San Diego Chargers 27-19
11/6 at Oakland Raiders 20-30
11/13 at New Orleans Saints 25-23
11/27 Kansas City Chiefs 27-30(OT)
12/4 at Jacksonville Jaguars 20-10
12/11 at Tennessee Titans 10-13
12/18 New England Patriots 3-16
12/25 at Kansas City Chiefs 10-33
1/1 Oakland Raiders 24-6

2017 Schedule

Date Opponent Score
9/11 Los Angeles Chargers 24-21
9/17 Dallas Cowboys 42-17
9/24 at Buffalo Bills 16-26
10/1 Oakland Raiders 16-10
10/15 New York Giants 10-23
10/22 at Los Angeles Chargers 0-21
10/30 at Kansas City Chiefs 19-29
11/5 at Philadelphia Eagles 23-51
11/12 New England Patriots 16-41
11/19 Cincinnati Bengals 17-20
11/26 at Oakland Raiders 14-21
12/3 at Miami Dolphins 9-35
12/10 New York Jets 23-0
12/14 at Indianapolis Colts 25-13
12/24 at Washington Redskins 11-27
12/31 Kansas City Chiefs 25-27

2016 Offense

Pos Player Starts
QB Trevor Siemian 14
QB Paxton Lynch 2
RB C.J. Anderson 7
RB Devontae Booker 6
RB Justin Forsett 3
FB Andy Janovich 5
FB Juwan Thompson 1
WR Demaryius Thomas 16
WR Emmanuel Sanders 16
WR Jordan Norwood 6
WR Cody Latimer 1
TE Virgil Green 11
TE John Phillips 3
TE A.J. Derby 3
TE Jeff Heuerman 2
C Matt Paradis 16
LT Russell Okung 16
OT Ty Sambrailo 4
RT Donald Stephenson 12
LG Max Garcia 16
RG Michael Schofield 16

2016 Defense

Pos Player Starts
DE Jared Crick 15
DE Derek Wolfe 14
DE Billy Winn 2
NT Sylvester Williams 16
SLB Von Miller 16
WLB DeMarcus Ware 8
WLB Shane Ray 8
ILB Todd Davis 15
ILB Brandon Marshall 10
ILB Corey Nelson 6
ILB Zaire Anderson 1
CB Chris Harris Jr. 15
CB Aqib Talib 13
CB Bradley Roby 4
S Darian Stewart 16
S T.J. Ward 14
S Justin Simmons 3

MAY 17 : K Jason Elam, S John Lynch and OLB Simon Fletcher are named as the 2016 Broncos Ring of Fame class.

“Karl Mecklenburg, he’s a Hall of Famer because I’ve never seen a guy, and I’ve never heard of one, that’s in the Hall of Fame that could play inside and rush the passer.”
– Wade Phillips