Peyton Manning and John Lynch made their names elsewhere. But they burnished their names in Denver. And even though their eight seasons in orange and blue are two fewer than Steve Atwater played on his own from 1989 through 1998, their legacies in Denver matter, too.
Andrew Mason has covered the NFL for 22 seasons and the Broncos for 17. Over the years, he has contributed Broncos content to CBS Sports, The Sporting News, The New York Times and the Broncos' official website. He also worked three seasons with NFL.com and two years with the Carolina Panthers' official site. He is the author of "Tales from the Denver Broncos Sideline" and he lives in Denver with his wife and daughter.