Denver Broncos, American expert field football crew situated in Denver that plays in the National Football League (NFL). The Broncos have won eight American Football Conference (AFC) titles and three Super Bowls (1998, 1999, and 2016).
The Broncos were established in 1960 as one of the first individuals from the American Football League (AFL). During the group's 10 years of presence, the Broncos never posted a triumphant record, and they completed toward the end in their division on six events. The group had a couple champion players right now, be that as it may, including wide collector Lionel Taylor, who drove the AFL in gatherings multiple times, and running back Floyd Little. After the 1970 NFL-AFL merger, the Broncos kept on dwelling in the divisional basement before having their first winning season in 1973.
The Broncos at long last got through to pick up a play-off billet in 1977. Driven by linebackers Randy Gradishar and Tom Jackson, just as the remainder of the purported "Orange Crush" barrier—whose name got from the group's brilliant orange home pullovers at the time—the Broncos went 12–2 and guaranteed the best record in the gathering. They won their initial two postseason recreations to progress to the Super Bowl, which they lost to the Dallas Cowboys. Denver came back to the play-offs the accompanying two seasons yet lost their first game on the two events. The group's unexpected rising to the higher class of the AFC prompted uplifted desires, and, after the Broncos completed 8–8 of every 1980 after their three-game postseason streak, head mentor Red Miller was terminated and supplanted by Dan Reeves. In 1983 Reeves regulated the exchange for disappointed Baltimore Colts draftee John Elway, who might proceed to star as the Broncos' quarterback for 16 seasons and become the most famous player in establishment history.
With Elway driving the offense and Pro Bowl linebacker Karl Mecklenburg securing the guard, the Broncos wound up a standout amongst the best NFL groups of the 1980s. Denver progressed to three Super Bowls in the decade, and their continuous AFC title recreations against the Cleveland Browns in 1987 and 1988 were two of the most paramount challenges of the time. The previous game included Elway driving the Broncos 98 yards in the final quarter to tie the score and in the long run success in additional time (which wound up known as "The Drive"), and the last was chosen when Browns running back Earnest Byner lost the ball on Denver's 3-yard line with a little more than a moment staying as he endeavored to score a tying touchdown ("The Fumble"). In any case, the Broncos were not ready to exploit these exciting title game triumphs and were soundly beaten (by the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins, separately) in each season's ensuing Super Bowl. The Broncos came back to the Super Bowl in 1990, yet they were vanquished by the San Francisco 49ers by a score of 55–10, the most noticeably terrible misfortune in Super Bowl history. Reeves' inability to win a Super Bowl—intensified by his long stretches of fighting with Elway—prompted his expulsion after the 1992 season.
Denver's previous hostile facilitator Mike Shanahan was employed as the group's head mentor in 1995. With a capable program including running back Terrell Davis, wide beneficiary Rod Smith, and tight end Shannon Sharpe, the Broncos were one of the chief offenses in the NFL during Shanahan's first seasons with the group, and in 1998 they again were the AFC's agent in the Super Bowl. This time the well-adjusted Broncos squad upset the Green Bay Packers to catch the establishment's first title. Denver won a group record 14 amusements the following season, which it pursued with a moment Super Bowl triumph (over the Atlanta Falcons). Elway then resigned, and Denver completed rearward in their division the accompanying season. The group went to the postseason in four of the six years somewhere in the range of 2000 and 2005 however progressed past the first round just once and lost in the AFC title that season (2005).
Following three back to back long periods of missing the play-offs, Shanahan was terminated after the 2008 season, and the Broncos started an exhaustive revamping exertion. In 2011 Elway turned into Denver's official VP of football activities. The group came back to the postseason subsequent to winning the 2011 AFC West title behind the late-game heroics of quarterback Tim Tebow, who drove the group to four extra time triumphs that season, including an opening-round play-off win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Be that as it may, Tebow's poor customary quarterback abilities and strange passing mechanics neglected to move trust in Elway, and the group marked previous All-Pro quarterback Peyton Manning in March 2012. Keeping an eye on drove the Broncos to the best record in the AFC (13–3) in 2012, yet the group was disturbed in its opening postseason game. In 2013 the Broncos set another NFL record for most focuses scored in a season (606) while again winning 13 recreations to guarantee the best record in the meeting. In the wake of winning two home make off recreations, Denver's record-setting offense was closed somewhere around the Seattle Seahawks in a 43–8 Super Bowl misfortune. The Broncos were less overwhelming in 2014 yet at the same time won a third straight division title with Manning under focus. The group pursued that season with one more vexed misfortune in its first make off showing. While a maturing Manning became less compelling on the field, the Broncos resistance formed into a standout amongst the best in the NFL, and the patched up group won another AFC title following the 2015 normal season. The Broncos' smothering resistance then closed down the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 to catch the third title in establishment history. Keeping an eye on resigned in the off-season, and the Broncos attempted to locate a sound substitution in 2016, bringing about a 9–7 record and a conclusion to the group's five-year postseason streak.