Denver Broncos History

The Denver Broncos are in their sixty-third season, playing their home games at Empower Field at Mile High, in Denver, Colorado since 2001. The Broncos are led by head coach Nathaniel Hackett since 2022.

The Broncos have won three Super Bowls in their history, most recently in 2015.

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Franchise Award Winners

In 1977, head coach Red Miller won Coach of the Year after leading the team to a 12-2-0 record.

During their careers, multiple players have won awards for the team: John Elway won the Most Valuable Player in 1987; Peyton Manning won the Most Valuable Player in 2013, the AP Offensive Player of the Year in 2013, and the Comeback Player of the Year in 2012; Terrell Davis won the Most Valuable Player in 1998 and the AP Offensive Player of the Year in 1996 and 1998; Craig Morton won the Comeback Player of the Year in 1977; Von Miller won the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2011; Mike Croel won the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1991; Clinton Portis won the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2002; Mike Anderson won the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2000; Randy Gradishar won the AP Defensive Player of the Year in 1978.

Denver Broncos by the Decades

1960s

The Denver Broncos' inaugural season was 1960. During the decade, the Broncos had a record of 39-97-4 during the regular season and not a single game in the playoffs. They played their home games at Mile High Stadium. They won zero division titles. The Broncos ranked 4th in the Western division with a win percentage of 29%.

1970s

During the decade, the Broncos had a record of 75-64-5 during the regular season and 2-3 in the playoffs. They played their home games at Mile High Stadium. They won two division titles. The Broncos ranked 2nd in the AFC West division with a win percentage of 54%.

1980s

During the decade, the Broncos had a record of 93-58-1 during the regular season and 6-5 in the playoffs. They played their home games at Mile High Stadium. They won four division titles. The Broncos ranked 1st in the AFC West division with a win percentage of 62%.

1990s

During the decade, the Broncos had a record of 94-66-0 during the regular season and 8-2 in the playoffs. In fact, the ninety-four wins represents the most wins in a decade for the Broncos. They played their home games at Mile High Stadium. They won three division titles. The Broncos ranked 2nd in the AFC West division with a win percentage of 59%. They won two Super Bowls in 1997 and 1998.

2000s

During the decade, the Broncos had a record of 93-67-0 during the regular season and 1-4 in the playoffs. They played their home games at Mile High Stadium (2000) and INVESCO Field at Mile High (2001-2009). They won one division title. The Broncos ranked 1st in the AFC West division with a win percentage of 58%.

2010s

During the decade, the Broncos had a record of 89-71-0 during the regular season and 6-4 in the playoffs. They played their home games at Broncos Stadium. They won five division titles. The Broncos ranked 2nd in the AFC West division with a win percentage of 56%. They won one Super Bowl in 2015.

2020s

During the decade, the Broncos had a record of 12-21-0 during the regular season and not a single game in the playoffs. They played their home games at Empower Field at Mile High. They won zero division titles. The Broncos ranked 4th in the AFC West division with a win percentage of 36%.

Denver Broncos Head Coaching History

Head Coach Years Record Win percentage Playoff record
Nathaniel Hackett 2022 0-0-0 0% 0-0
Vic Fangio 2019-2021 19-30-0 38.8% 0-0
Vance Joseph 2017-2018 11-21-0 34.4% 0-0
Gary Kubiak 2015-2016 21-11-0 65.6% 3-0
John Fox 2011-2014 46-18-0 71.9% 3-4
Josh McDaniels 2009-2010 11-17-0 39.3% 0-0
Eric Studesville 2010 1-3-0 25.0% 0-0
Mike Shanahan 1995-2008 138-86-0 61.6% 8-5
Wade Phillips 1993-1994 16-16-0 50.0% 0-0
Dan Reeves 1981-1992 110-73-1 60.1% 7-6
Red Miller 1977-1980 40-22-0 64.5% 2-3
John Ralston 1972-1976 34-33-3 50.7% 0-0
Lou Saban 1967-1971 22-45-3 33.6% 0-0
Jerry Smith 1971 4-9-1 32.1% 0-0
Ray Malavasi 1966 4-8-0 33.3% 0-0
Mac Speedie 1964-1966 6-19-1 25.0% 0-0
Jack Faulkner 1962-1964 9-22-1 29.7% 0-0
Frank Filchock 1960-1961 7-20-1 26.8% 0-0

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