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Denver Broncos
Current season
Established 1960
League/conference affiliations

American Football League (1960–1969)

  • Western Division (1961–1969)

National Football League (1970–present)

Current uniform
AFCW-Uniform-DEN.PNG
Team colors

Orange, Navy, White

                 
Mascot "Thunder II" (live horse)
"Miles" (costume suit)
Personnel
Owner(s) Pat Bowlen
Chairman Pat Bowlen
CEO Pat Bowlen
President Joe Ellis
General manager John Elway
Head coach Gary Kubiak
Team history
  • Denver Broncos (1960–present)
Team nicknames
Orange Crush (1977–1979 defense)
Championships

League championships (3)

  • Super Bowl championships (3)
    1997 (XXXII), 1998 (XXXIII), 2015 (50)

Conference championships (8)

  • AFC: 1977, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1997, 1998, 2013, 2015

Division championships (15)

  • AFC West: 1977, 1978, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1996, 1998, 2005, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Playoff appearances (22)
  • NFL: 1977, 1978, 1979, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

The Denver Broncos are an American football team in the National Football League (NFL). They play their home games in Denver, Colorado, USA at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos play in the West Division of the American Football Conference (AFC). The Broncos won Super Bowl XXXII, Super Bowl XXXIII, and Super Bowl 50.

Their current head coach is Gary Kubiak. In 2015, they had the NFL's best defense led by defensive coordinator Wade Phillips.

A "bronco" is a strong and powerful horse.

Tim Tebow (Broncos)
Former Broncos QB Tim Tebow. Note the horse on his helmet. That is the team logo.

Hall of Fame players

Five players who have played for the Broncos are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame: John Elway, Shannon Sharpe, Terrell Davis, Floyd Little, and Gary Zimmerman.

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