The Pro Bowl got a major makeover.
The NFL has eliminated its full-contact all-star game and is replacing it with weeklong skills competitions and a flag football game.
The new event will be renamed “The Pro Bowl Games” and will feature AFC and NFC players showcasing their football and non-football skills in challenges over several days.
DENVER (AP) — Among the nine NFL teams changing quarterbacks in 2022 are three franchises that had been the models of stability at the position for a decade or more: the Seattle Seahawks, Atlanta Falcons and Pittsburgh Steelers.
DENVER (AP) — Peyton Manning didn't have to deal with his emotional return to Indianapolis until he'd been a member of the Denver Broncos for almost a year and a half.
No such homecoming honeymoon awaits Russell Wilson.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Hurry! Hurry!
Russell Wilson is reprising Peyton Manning's signature demand in Denver.
“We've got a championship-caliber football team,” the Broncos' new quarterback declared Wednesday after what he termed a “ great first day ” at training camp with his new teammates, coaches and playbook.
ATLANTA (AP) — Peyton Manning has set up a scholarship at Georgia Tech honoring former teammate Demaryius Thomas.
Thomas died in December from an apparent seizure at his suburban Atlanta home.
No. 64. DENVER BRONCOS (7-10)
LAST SEASON: The Broncos’ post-Peyton Manning slide continued after journeyman QB Teddy Bridgewater beat out incumbent Drew Lock in training camp and went 7-7 before a season-ending concussion in December.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Nathaniel Hackett and Russell Wilson have brought renewed hope to a Denver Broncos franchise mired in a six-year playoff drought since Peyton Manning’s retirement.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Russell Wilson flashed that mile-wide smile and embraced the prospect of playing in the loaded AFC and in the shadows of John Elway and Peyton Manning.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos have finally landed a worthy successor to Peyton Manning.
Six years and a day after Manning retired, Broncos general manager George Paton agreed to send a massive haul of players and draft picks to the Seattle Seahawks for nine-time Pro Bowl quarterback Russell Wilson, two people familiar with the negotiations confirmed to The Associated Press on Tuesday.
NFL free agency doesn't begin for a few more weeks, however business is about to pick up when it comes to shuffling among the network broadcast teams with perhaps the biggest surprise of them all.
Troy Aikman is expected to become the lead analyst on ESPN's “Monday Night Football” after 22 years with Fox.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — When John Madden died in December, his widow Virginia knew exactly where she wanted to honor her late husband's life.
The place where Madden first came to fame, prowling the sideline at the Oakland Coliseum as the Super Bowl-winning coach of the Raiders.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A four-time MVP, three Super Bowl players and the beginning of a brother act. The Associated Press 2021 NFL awards had a bit of everything, starting with Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers becoming the fifth player to repeat as Most Valuable Player.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A four-time MVP, three Super Bowl players and the beginning of a brother act.
The Associated Press 2021 NFL awards had a bit of everything, starting with Aaron Rodgers becoming the fifth player to repeat as Most Valuable Player.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on NFL awards:
Give Aaron Rodgers a fourth AP Most Valuable Player Award.
The Green Bay quarterback who led the Packers to the best record in the NFL during the 2021 season, became the second player with at least four NFL MVPs; Peyton Manning won it five times.
Joe Burrow got to the Super Bowl faster than any other No. 1 pick quarterback. Matthew Stafford's journey from top pick to the title game has taken longer than any other quarterback.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — George Paton sees Nathaniel Hackett as the booster shot the Denver Broncos desperately needed.
Through nearly 20 hours of interviews in Green Bay and Denver and on Zoom, Paton said it became clear Hackett “was the right leader for the Denver Broncos and really the perfect choice to reboot this organization.”
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady’s looking ahead, though not beyond this weekend.
No one’s had more success in the NFL playoffs than the seven-time Super Bowl champion, who says his focus is on trying to help the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Philadelphia Eagles and not a dazzling postseason resume or how well he’s played at age 44.
When Eric Church sang about “havin' a record year,” he wasn't referring to the NFL.
The country music star could have been.
For the 2021 season that ends this weekend with the first set of 17th games in league history, a slew of marks are about to be set.
DENVER (AP) — Patrick Mahomes is getting into his opponents' heads, and they're playing right into his hands.
The Kansas City Chiefs are on a roll again thanks to division foes getting spooked by Mahomes the way opponents used to wig out when facing a young Peyton Manning.
DENVER (AP) — What usually drives the Denver Broncos this time of year is seeing what's under the Christmas tree and envisioning what sunny locale they'll be jetting off to come January.
ATLANTA (AP) — Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski teamed up for more history Sunday.
Rarely have two guys had such a connection.
Brady threw for 368 yards and four touchdowns — two of them to his longtime favorite target — and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers moved to the brink of clinching the NFC South title with a 30-17 victory over the Atlanta Falcons.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Take all the passers in NFL history who have attempted at least 75 throws in a month, and nobody was ever more accurate than Peyton Manning was for Indianapolis in December 2008.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — George Paton swears that committing $90 million to wide receivers Courtland Sutton and Tim Patrick over the weekend wasn't about making Denver an attractive landing pad for a veteran quarterback in 2022.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes followed three of the worst games of his professional career with one of his best, throwing for 406 yards and five touchdowns as the Kansas City Chiefs rolled to a 41-14 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders.
ESPN's pursuit of Peyton Manning to be a part of “Monday Night Football” has paid off ... albeit in an unorthodox manner that no one could have predicted.
Not only has the Hall of Fame quarterback made the most of a forum where he doesn't have to worry about jockeying for time in a three-man booth, but he also has brought his brother Eli along for the ride.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Embattled Broncos offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur received measured support this week from both his head coach and his general manager, but also admonitions to score more points.
DENVER (AP) — Von Miller is no longer the face of the franchise in Denver.
The loquacious linebacker is headed West to join Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey with the Los Angeles Rams.
Only one team consistently confounded Tom Brady during his two-decade rule in the AFC: the Denver Broncos.
They were the only team that had a winning record against him while he was winning six rings with the Patriots, going 9-8 against Brady.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos haven't had much success since Peyton Manning retired a month after becoming the first starting quarterback to win Super Bowls with two different teams.
Tom Brady had one memento he wanted back from a fan in the stands and one he wanted to give his biggest little fan after his latest historic performance.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — So much for Vic Fangio's spectacular September. If the Broncos don't beat Washington on Halloween, Denver will be 0-for-October for the first time since 1967 under Lou Saban.
NEW YORK (AP) — No one said this was going to be easy, rookie.
Playing quarterback in the NFL is no simple task, and this year's class of newcomers is getting a crash course — filled with sacks, interceptions and losses — in how difficult it is to immediately succeed under center.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady rallied the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a 19-17 victory over the Patriots on a rainy Sunday night in his return to New England, with Ryan Succop hitting the winning 48-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Emmanuel Sanders paused the start of his inaugural training camp session with reporters to adjust the strap of his new Buffalo Bills cap, which was dipping down on his forehead.
Sometimes, the abdicating king, or the deposed one, returns to his kingdom.
It happens often in the NFL yet rarely is as newsworthy as Tom Brady, who led the Patriots to six Super Bowl titles, going back to New England.
Matt Ryan has watched Joe Montana, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady switch teams, so he knows there’s a possibility he won’t finish his career with the Atlanta Falcons.
The rookie class of quarterbacks that entered the season full of fanfare is finding the adjustment to the NFL is not very easy.
Top two picks Trevor Lawrence and Zach Wilson lead the league with five interceptions after opening the season with back-to-back losses, Trey Lance has barely seen the field and Mac Jones is the only QB to get a win, and that came against Wilson.
DENVER (AP) — The next quarterback clash in Denver could very well pit John Elway and Peyton Manning vying to serve as the public face of any new Broncos ownership group.
The decks must be cleared of any possible pitfalls before any multibillion-dollar bid, however, much like homebuyers wanting to make sure the title is clear to their new dreamhouse.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Two touchdown connections in the Super Bowl, then two more in a season-opening victory.
The long-running Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski show rolls on with no real signs of slowing down.
“They're all going to be like this,” Peyton Manning exclaimed after the thrilling climax to the NFL's wildest of opening weekends.
“Yeah," replied baby brother Eli, “this was fun, bro.”
And not just for America's first family of football, but for fans across the country who were thoroughly entertained by the Manning brothers in their “Monday Night Football” debut broadcast on ESPN2 and streamed on ESPN+.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — For the first time since Peyton Manning retired after winning Super Bowl 50, the Denver Broncos may have a quarterback. All it took was 11 tries.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jim Irsay delivered a succinct message when the Indianapolis Colts reported to training camp.
Win the opener.
Six weeks later, Irsay's goal still resonates with the players and coaches preparing for Sunday's season opener against Seattle.
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson and Steve Hutchinson, inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August, will receive their rings of excellence in a pair of celebrations each this season.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — First, Teddy Bridgewater won over his teammates. Then he convinced his coaches. Now, he's out to coax the Denver Broncos' fans into his corner.
“I think you win the fans over by winning football games,” Bridgewater said Wednesday.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Drew Lock will start the Broncos' exhibition opener, not because of anything he's done at training camp, but because he's been in Denver longer than Teddy Bridgewater.
Coach Vic Fangio said Tuesday that Lock will start at Minnesota on Saturday night following a pair of joint practices with the Vikings and Bridgewater will start the following weekend at Seattle.
DENVER (AP) — The Denver Broncos will be partying aplenty at this weekend’s Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremonies with Peyton Manning, Steve Atwater and John Lynch going in.
Atwater, who starred in the franchise's back-to-back Super Bowl victories in the late '90s, goes into Canton with the Class of 2020 in a ceremony Saturday night that was delayed a year by the pandemic.
Take a look at this roster:
Peyton Manning throwing to Calvin Johnson, Isaac Bruce, Harold Carmichael and Drew Pearson.
DENVER (AP) — Peyton Manning was coming off a series of neck operations in between the storied chapters of his Hall of Fame career in 2012 when former college teammate and then-Colorado Rockies slugger Todd Helton invited him to a private workout at Coors Field.
DALLAS (AP) — Drew Pearson celebrated his entry into the Pro Football Hall of Fame with all three first-ballot members of the class of 2021: Peyton Manning, Calvin Johnson and Charles Woodson.
The “original 88” of the Dallas Cowboys figured it didn't much matter anymore that he had to wait almost 40 years.