It's one of the biggest weekends in pro football, and this year, the Denver Broncos were front and center for the eyes of the football world to see and admire.

Steve Atwater, John Lynch and Peyton Manning are three of greatest players to not only don the orange and blue but to grace an NFL field, and they were inducted into the hall of fame over the weekend.


John Lynch: The hard hitting safety who actually played quarterback in high school and for a bit in college played four seasons with the Denver Broncos (2004-2007) and helped lead a successful run for the Broncos, especially the defense during that time, and the great work he did off the field was pretty stellar as well.

Check out John's full speech:

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Steve Atwater: He roamed the defensive back field at safety for 10 years with the Denver Broncos and helped lead the team to its first two Super Bowl victories in back to back years following the 1997 and 1998 seasons. Atwater was also an 8 time pro bowler.
He had SO many memorable hits and plays but THIS one in particular stands out to me...and many others.

  YouTube/Denver Broncos Check out Steve's full Hall of Fame speech:

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And last but not least, "The Sheriff" Peyton Manning: While many football fans will best remember him as a member of the Indianapolis Colts and everything he accomplished in his 14 years there, we here in Broncos Country love and adore this man for the many wonderful memories and great things he did off the field as well. Manning racked up 539 career touchdown passes (140 of them were in a Bronco uniform) including the record breaking one.  

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Manning snagged the 2012 Comeback Player of the Year, his first with the Broncos, and led the team to two Super Bowl appearances in his four seasons in Denver culminating with a win in Super Bowl 50 against the Carolina Panthers.  

 

Check out Peyton's full Hall of Fame speech:

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It was a great way to launch another football season as we look back and honor three of the best players to ever wear a Broncos uniform.

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