When defensive tackle Terrance Knighton met the press after signing his free agent contact with the Broncos, he mentioned that he was hoping for a new nickname now that he’s entered the next chapter of his career in Denver.
He even appealed to Broncos Country fans to help him out.
And No. 94 is still looking for help.
“No, haven’t got one yet,” Knighton said. “I’m going to keep putting it on Twitter until someone comes up with a good one, and once they come up with a good one, I’ll definitely make it known, and tell the guys what to call me from now on.”
Without a good one bestowed on him from the fans, it has been up to his fellow players to give their best suggestions.
And without giving and details away, Knighton made it clear that he’d prefer whatever the fans can come up with.
“I’ve got so many nicknames, so I just want to get one and get it over with,” Knighton said. “And I’m not going to tell you what they call me.”
Pot Roast is the nickname he was given with the Jaguars, where he spent his first four NFL seasons after being selected by the team in the third round of the 2009 draft.
“Well, you know the name ‘Pot Roast’ is a name that I got in Jacksonville,” Knighton explained at his introductory press conference. “When I’m making plays and doing stuff I’m supposed to be doing, ‘You got roasted.’”
The name was given to him by former Jaguars linebacker Clint Ingram, but hasn’t stuck here in Denver.
“I haven’t heard that yet, actually,” Knighton said. “I’d rather have that one go away and get rid of these names they give me in the locker room.”
So, Broncos fans – any ideas? Go ahead and leave them in the comments section below.