I thought it might be fun to have a series of blogs (and, since it’s my blog, whatever I think might be fun seems pretty likely to find its way into print) on Broncos by the numbers.
The team has just completed 50 years of play, a milestone in any franchise history, and over that time a lot of players have made contributions, large and small, to what the Broncos are. It’s like family members, some more accomplished than others but when you are in a family, you are in for keeps. So too for the Broncos. Once a Broncos, always a Bronco.
Those players have worn a lot of numbers over the years, and we are going to take a look, over time, at various uniform numbers.
Game day against the San Diego Chargers might seem like an odd time to do a by the numbers, but it is actually tied to the college bowl season.
I am writing this in a sort of stream of consciousness technique, and if you feel like following along, great. If not, I truly understand. I love writing things about Broncos, things that fans and press today might not know, but that some might appreciate reading about.
The Number we are doing today is 11. It is labeled most recently as that worn by the tragic figure Kenny McKinley.