Punters don’t normally get a lot of recognition, but Broncos punter Britton Colquitt has earned it with his helmet on and off.
When it’s on, Colquitt is dropping punts on dimes deep in opposing territory. Sunday, he constantly forced the Vikings to drive the length of the field against a stout Broncos defense. On Colquitt’s six punts, the Vikings had an average starting field position of their own 14.5-yard line.
“That was really big with field position all game long,” Head Coach John Fox said after Sunday’s game. “Our coverage teams did a good job.”
When his helmet is off, Colquitt has shown he’s in postseason form with his various forms of facial hair. He went with sideburns transitioning into a handlebar mustache on Sunday. But he wasn’t alone as he was joined by teammates Eric Decker, Adam Weber and Matt Prater as they all found something fitting for Minnesota.