Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno celebrates his touchdown during the second half of Sunday’s game against the Ravens. Moreno ran for 118 yards as Denver cruised to a 34-17 victory. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Broncos RBs Olandis Gary, Mike Anderson and Terrell Davis smile during a 2001 SI photo shoot. (Al Tielemans/SI)
Everyone’s favorite quarterbacking brothers — Peyton and Eli Manning — make an appearance on The Simpsons.
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Brandon Stokley runs past Marcus Gilchrist for a touchdown in the fourth quarter of Monday’s Broncos-Chargers game. In one of the most memorable comebacks in Monday Night Football history, Denver overcame a 24-0 halftime deficit to pull out a 35-24 victory. (Harry How/Getty Images)
Peyton Manning sniffs smelling salts during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s Broncos-Patriots game. New England had a franchise-record 35 first downs and dominated the second and third quarter in a 31-21 victory. Manning threw for 345 yards and three touchdowns in the loss. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Denver’s Knowshon Moreno puts a devastating stiff arm on San Francisco’s Michael Thomas during their preseason game on Sunday. The 49ers won 29-24. (John W, McDonough/SI)
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Tim Tebow shows off his vertical - 38 1/2 inches, a record for quarterbacks - during the 2010 NFL Combine. Tebow, who turns 25 on Tuesday, is hoping to make an impact in his first season with the Jets.
John Elway does a towel-assisted pull-up during Broncos training camp in August 1983. Denver fans finally have the quarterback they’ve been clamoring for since Elway retired with the acquisition of Peyton Manning. According to SI’s Jim Trotter, the players at Broncos camp are as excited as the fans about Manning. (Andy Hayt/SI)
Broncos quarterback John Elway taunts Seahawks linebacker Brian Bosworth during a 1987 Denver-Seattle game at Mile High Stadium. Elway threw for 338 yards and four touchdowns in the Broncos 40-17 victory. SI’s Chris Burke thinks the Seahawks should make a big leap this year with the addition of QB Matt Flynn and LB Barrett Ruud. (George Rose/Getty Images)
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning speaks to wide receiver Demaryius Thomas following organized team activities at the Broncos training facility. The success of Denver this year hinges on the success of Manning, says SI’s Chris Burke. (Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE)
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Stanford quarterback and pitcher John Elway speaks to reporters during a 1983 press conference. The two-sport athlete chose to enter the NFL, where he was drafted by the Colts (and traded to the Broncos). Elway, currently Denver’s Executive Vice President of Football Operations, made another major decision this week in signing Peyton Manning and trading Tim Tebow. (AP Photo/Paul C. Strong)
A cut-out replica of quarterback Peyton Manning in a Denver Broncos uniform is brought into the Paul D. Bowlen Memorial Broncos Centre before Manning and the Broncos hold a news conference announcing the quarterback’s signing. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)