Broncos name team captains Dan Leberfeld

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. —Denver Broncos Head Coach John Fox on Monday announced the team captains for the 2014 season.

The following players were voted as team captains by their teammates:


QB Peyton Manning (13th season as team captain—3rd as Broncos captain) – Entering his 17th NFL season, the NFL’s only five-time MVP was named a team captain during each of his first three years with Denver and in each of his final 10 seasons with Indianapolis.

WR Demaryius Thomas (1st season as team captain) – The fifth-year player and two-time Pro Bowl selection has produced back-to-back seasons with at least 90 catches, 1,400 receiving yards and 10 receiving touchdowns.


DE DeMarcus Ware (6th season as team captain—1st as Broncos captain) – The seven-time Pro Bowler and four-time All-Pro First Team selection enters his first year with Denver ranked fourth among active players with 117 career sacks.

DT Terrance Knighton (1st season as team captain) – In his first seasons as captain, the second-year Bronco was one of just two defensive players in 2013 to start every game for the club.

Special Teams

S David Bruton (2nd season as team captain) – The sixth-year safety, who has amassed 39 special-teams tackles since he was drafted by the club in 2009, was an alternate for the AFC Pro Bowl squad as a special teamer last year.