With Wednesday marking the official start of training camp, several Broncos rookies received their first set of NFL uniform numbers. For most, this meant a change from a number that they had grown accustomed to dating back to their college – or even high school – debuts.
First-round selection Von Miller revealed that he will wear No. 58 this season when he met the media yesterday.
“I just felt like that was the number to go with,” Miller said. “I’m a big fan of (former Kansas City Chiefs LB) Derrick Thomas, and hopefully I can get some inspiration from that. He’s my favorite player, and I’m number 58.”
Below is a list of Broncos players who have newly confirmed numbers, including all nine drafted rookies and all 17 college free agents. Note that with the high volume of players on the roster, Mario Fannin and Deron Mayo will both wear No. 42, at least temporarily. In addition, Chris Harris is sporting the same number as running back Brandon Minor.