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Sacco Sez: Cast your vote for the Broncos Top 100


As we approach the end of May, we're also nearing the end of online fan voting for the Denver Broncos' Top 100 Team.

What is the Broncos Top 100? Quite simply, it's a list of the 100 greatest players to ever suit up for this storied franchise.

It is easy to vote: just go to

To be clear: Fans do not to need to vote for 100 players, which might be a bit intimidating for some or even most.

You can vote for as many or as few that you deem worthy of being on the team's all-time list.

We have already received nearly 5,000 votes, and it really does not matter if the players you select are as famous as our 32 (soon to be 33) Ring of Famers, or if they are obscure and not known by many people.

I can assure you I have heard of the player, and so has Andrew Mason, our Senior Digital Reporter.

We are both honored to join our fans on the selection committee, and while I know there will be universal agreement on many of our greats, there will also some discussions and comparisons of lesser-known players.

After all, this is the Denver Broncos' 60th year of play, and a lot of guys have suited up in that time, giving their blood, sweat and tears to help grow this franchise from the humblest of beginnings to the championship contender status that we have enjoyed since 1977.

Denver's first year of play was 1960, when the Broncos joined the other seven original American Football League teams in the league's inaugural season.

Books have been written about the beginnings of the AFL, so we won't try to compete historically right now, but suffice it to say that every player who ever signed a contract and came to camp had high hopes and did his best to be a pro football player and make the Broncos better in the process.

And if one of those players is remembered only by you, that still counts for a lot.

We want to hear from you with that name, and with all the others you want to include.

Do not worry about spelling, or about the statistical history of the individual. I guarantee every one will be considered and compared to every other.

There is no set limit on how many will be chosen at each position, and we will not try to rank them in order.

As Pro Football Hall of Fame member Deacon Jones once said to a group that included me, "The Hall of Fame is a place where no quarterback can get away from me — and I cannot catch any quarterback, because we are all equals in the Hall."

So too will they be equals the Broncos' Top 100.  

It is a list of 100, and every player cannot make it, but the starting point to who makes the list is dependent largely upon your vote.

This is an exciting part of our anniversary celebration for both our 60th year and the 100th anniversary season of the National Football League.

The game does not exist without its great fans, and I encourage you to take part in this anniversary season by casting your ballot for the Denver Broncos' Top 100 Team before June 1.

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