The Denver Broncos were a good football team because of their stars, but also because of the play of several less heralded players. There were several players who had great seasons for the Broncos in 2012 that are not named Peyton Manning.
It’s blatantly obvious that Manning and Von Miller had a huge impact on the Broncos, but it’s not always as clear how much non-stars impact a team. There are also non-stars that are overly hyped by the team or the media every year. Wesley Woodyard would fall into that category.
There are stars that get a lot of hype, non-stars that get a lot of hype and then there are non-stars that don’t get much hype at all. It’s these non-stars that don’t get talked about even when they have great seasons.
Every year and on every team there are players that are underrated. The Broncos have several players who are underrated and were overshadowed by the stars.