Broncos, Briefly: Friday, July 5, 2019

5 biggest snubs from Broncos’ all-time Top-100 team* (Kyle Fredrickson and Joe Nguyen, The Denver Post)*

That much is certain if you read through the recently announced Broncos Top-100 team as voted on by more than 5,000 fans. All the big-ticket names from three Super Bowl runs are present. It’s picking between those who just made the cut that compares to splitting hairs. Lots of tough choices.

But consider the résumés of these five Top-100 snubs and it’s difficult to argue they don’t belong on the list. For one reason or another, these players won’t soon be forgotten by Broncos Country.

On the surface, Fant should be up for a huge rookie season. Not only is he playing in a system that favors the tight end—i.e. George Kittle going for 210 yards on the Broncos in one half last year—his quarterback, Joe Flacco, has historically loved tight ends.

The Broncos brought in Rich Scangarello from San Francisco as their offensive coordinator. He is a Kyle Shanahan guy, which means that they are going to run the football. It's going to be Phillip Lindsay, and it's going to be Royce Freeman. Lindsay will be their No. 1 back, but because Freeman is good as well, Lindsay isn't going to have 300 carries. Of the two, Lindsay is the more established pass catcher.

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