ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The accolades keep rolling in for the Broncos.
Friday morning, the Associated Press 2013 NFL All-Pro teams were announced, and four Broncos made the cut -- two first-teamers and two second-teamers.
It's the seventh time Manning has been named a first-team All-Pro, and the second consecutive season he has earned that distinction. The now-13-time Pro Bowler set single-season NFL records for passing yards and passing touchdowns in 2013. He finished the season completing 450-of-659 passes for 5,477 yards and 55 touchdowns with a passer rating of 115.1.
Joining him on the first team is guard
"It’s a humbling deal," Vasquez said. "I have a great supporting cast with the rest of the O-line, our offense and just our team in general. Just having great players around me helps. Everybody else looks that good, guys like Peyton just make you want to elevate your game. Again, its humbling and I can’t thank my teammates enough.”
Vasquez was the only Bronco to participate in 100 percent of the team’s offensive or defensive snaps for the season, as he was on the field for all 1,207 offensive plays.
"To hear that news, it’s been great," Thomas said. "I wish I could have made first team, but second team is not bad, so I’ll take it. But like you said, it’s been a great year of a lot of things. Records, All-Pro, Pro Bowl. Hopefully we can make it to a Super Bowl now.”
“They’re all very deserving," Head Coach John Fox said. "I think any time you have team success, you get some individual accolades and vice-versa. To have team success you have to have some individuals play well and all those guys are very deserving.”