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Ranking the 5 Best Uniforms in Broncos History

Jason Schandl
Ranking the five greatest uniforms in Denver Broncos history.
Ranking the five greatest uniforms in Denver Broncos history. / Jamie Squire/Getty Images
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The Denver Broncos' aesthetic has changed fairly drastically over the years. From a yellow-and-brown look in the AFL days to a bright orange to a deep blue and back to orange, the primary colors in the uniforms have evolved.

With that in mind, here are the five greatest uniforms in Broncos history.

5. 1994 Orange Throwback (to 1965)

John Elway wearing an NFL 75th anniversary throwback uniform in 1994.
John Elway wearing an NFL 75th anniversary throwback uniform in 1994. / Tim DeFrisco/Getty Images

Worn for the NFL's 75th anniversary season, these uniforms (originally from 1965) were something of a unique look for the Broncos. The jerseys aren't anything to write home about, as the blue shoulders are a weird touch, but that short-lived helmet design (used from 1962 to 1966) is hard not to love.

4. 2019 Color Rush

Drew Lock wearing a 2019 Broncos Color Rush uniform.
Drew Lock wearing a 2019 Broncos Color Rush uniform. / Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

The all-bright orange look is likely a polarizing one, as NFL Color Rush uniforms tend to be in general. It's a clean look though (if a little Cleveland Browns-esque), but again this is a case of the helmet doing some heavy lifting. Combining the throwback logo that the Broncos used form 1968-1995 with a darker, more modern background color works perfectly to contrast the bright uniforms.

3. 1994 White

Steve Atwater wearing an all-white uniform in 1994.
Steve Atwater wearing an all-white uniform in 1994. / George Rose/Getty Images

The helmets the Broncos wore from 1968 to 1996 remain the best in franchise history. This version, with the white facemask and clean center stripes, looks particularly good. White uniforms can be hit-or-miss, but this all-white look includes enough color splashed in to go perfectly with those helmets.

2. 1997 Blue

Terrell Davis during the 1997 Super Bowl.
Terrell Davis during the 1997 Super Bowl. / E. Bakke/Getty Images

How could a Broncos fan not love the jerseys that debuted just in time for back-to-back Super Bowl Championships? These saw the Broncos modernize their look in a big way, rolling out the new logo and helmets that they still wear today. The side stripe curving onto the front of the body is another great part of this look, and again one that was so good that it's still incorporated in the Broncos' current uniforms.

1. 1986 Orange

John Elway in the Broncos' classic orange uniforms.
John Elway in the Broncos' classic orange uniforms. / Tim DeFrisco/Getty Images

These are the best of the best. Not only did the team find some big success in this look (John Elway made his first Pro Bowl and the Broncos made the Super Bowl in 1986), but the uniforms stand up on their own as well. Again it's the best helmet the team has ever worn, and it's paired with their awesome '80s orange jersey.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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