Denver Broncos

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Denver Broncos
Current season
Established August 14, 1959; 59 years ago (August 14, 1959)[1]
First season: 1960
Play in Broncos Stadium at Mile High
Denver, Colorado
Headquartered at UCHealth Training Center in Dove Valley, Colorado[2]
Denver Broncos logo
Denver Broncos wordmark
Logo Wordmark
League/conference affiliations

American Football League (1960–1969)

  • Western Division (1960–1969)

National Football League (1970–present)

Current uniform
Broncos uniforms.png
Team colors

Orange, navy blue, white[3][4]

Mascot Thunder II (live horse)
Miles (costume suit)

Pat Bowlen trust (managed by team president and CEO Joe Ellis)

CEO Joe Ellis
President Joe Ellis
General manager John Elway
Head coach Vance Joseph
Team history
  • Denver Broncos (1960–present)
Team nicknames

League championships (3)

Conference championships (8)

Division championships (15)

Playoff appearances (22)
Home fields

The Denver Broncos are a professional American football franchise based in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos compete as a member club of the National Football League (NFL)'s American Football Conference (AFC) West division. They began play in 1960 as a charter member of the American Football League (AFL) and joined the NFL as part of the merger in 1970. The Broncos are owned by the Pat Bowlen trust and currently play home games at Broncos Stadium at Mile High (formerly known as Invesco Field at Mile High from 2001–2010 and Sports Authority Field at Mile High from 2011–2017). Prior to that, they played at Mile High Stadium from 1960 to 2000.

The Broncos were barely competitive during their 10-year run in the AFL and their first seven years in the NFL. They did not complete a winning season until 1973. In 1977, four years later, they qualified for the playoffs for the first time in franchise history and advanced to Super Bowl XII. Since 1975, the Broncos have become one of the NFL's most successful teams, having suffered only seven losing seasons.[7] They have won eight AFC Championships (1977, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1997, 1998, 2013, 2015, and three Super Bowl championships (1997 (XXXII), 1998 (XXXIII), 2015 (50). However, the Broncos share the NFL record for most Super Bowl losses (5) with the New England Patriots. They have eight players in the Pro Football Hall of Fame: John Elway, Floyd Little, Shannon Sharpe, Gary Zimmerman, Willie Brown, Tony Dorsett, Terrell Davis, and Brian Dawkins[8].