It is all about making plays in the NFL. The Denver Broncos are not known for their big plays as much as they are known for their fast-paced, high-scoring offense.
But Denver still has some guys that can be big time and make plays that leave the crowd speechless.
Here are the five best on the Broncos:
5. T.J. Ward, safety
The main reason the Broncos signed Ward as a free agent was his playmaking ability in the defensive backfield. He is known as a hard hitter and for having a nose for the ball. He has forced five fumbles in his career and has scored one touchdown.
4. Julius Thomas, tight end
The big man who used to play college basketball came into his own last season. Thomas averaged 12.1 yard a catch and had 12 touchdowns on the season. The best thing about Thomas is his nose for the endzone. He scored in 10 of the 14 games he played in last season. Thomas is also a tough guy to tackle and can come up with big yards after the catch.
3. Montee Ball, running back
Ball will get his chance to show his skills this season. He is a dual threat for Peyton Manning as Ball can run and catch the football. He only played part time last season but with Knowshon Moreno leaving for Miami, Ball is the starter.
2. Von Miller, linebacker
The star linebacker didn’t play much last season but when he is on the field he is threat to do something big. Whether it’s a strip of the quarterback, a big sack or slowing a runner down in the backfield, Miller knows how to make plays. The biggest addition to the Broncos defense is Miller this season. If he is healthy and has his head straight, he could be in for another big season.
1. Demaryius Thomas, wide receiver
Thomas is the scariest weapon on the Broncos offense. He has led the Broncos in catches and yards each of the last two seasons with Manning. Thomas is the definition of a big play. He is known to take short screen passes to the house on numerous occasions. He is up for a contract this season and has to be the No. 1 priority for John Elway and the Broncos front. If Manning gets Thomas the ball, defenses have to be ready and on their toes.