Let’s say you’re the head coach of the Denver Broncos, deciding which players should start in a Super Bowl matchup against the toughest team in the NFC. But instead of choosing from the current roster, you have every player in the team’s nearly sixty-year history in your locker room. Who starts at quarterback: John Elway, Peyton Manning, Craig Morton, or Frank Tripuka? At inside linebacker, do you play Bill Rowmanowski, Karl Mecklenburg, Tom Jackson, Randy or Gradishar? Which player is your featured running back: Floyd Little, Otis Armstrong, or Terrell Davis? Combining career stats, common sense, and a host of intangibles, veteran Broncos beat reporter Mike Klis imagines an embarrassment of riches and sets the all-time All-Star Broncos lineup for the ages.
Mike Klis has been a reporter covering the Denver Broncos since training camp of 2005, first with the Denver Post and since 2015 with 9NEWS TV. Previously, he covered the Colorado Rockies’ baseball team from 1990 (Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph) until the 2005 All Star break (Denver Post). He is married to Becky and they have four children, Brittney, Kaitlyn, Blake and Johnny. This is Mike’s seventh Broncos-related book.