The Denver Broncos are days away from competing in the franchise's eighth Super Bowl on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET. With hopes of winning their third in the last 20 years, the Broncos have been a consistently good franchise over that time frame.
The 14-4 Broncos are 5.5-point underdogs to win their first championship since the 1998 season, per Odds Shark. While winning Super Bowl 50 would forever change how we view this current iteration of the team, how it was built to be a Super Bowl contender is also important. The process of fielding the right front office, coaching staff and roster takes years to execute. Like the Carolina Panthers, Denver got it right, even if its formula is unique.
From the top to the bottom of the roster, we're going to break down how the Broncos constructed their Super Bowl squad. The resources and decisions that went into building this team led to the right mix. From free-agency spending to draft-pick allocation, it took a special blend of luck, evaluation talent and quality development.
How this team was built is important to study but difficult to replicate. Let’s take a look at what made the 2015 Broncos a Super Bowl contender.