• These Broncos worthy of nickname that competes with best in NFL lore?

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Nov 20, 2012
    But as far as I know, the 2012 Broncos are lacking a proper nickname, be it for individuals or for the team as a whole. Was there ever a better pairing of a quarterback and the lights of the big city? New York Jets teammate Sherman Plunkett gave Namath his legendary nickname after seeing a 1965 Sports Illustrated cover featuring Namath posing on the Big Apple's famous avenue. 9. Kenny "The Snake" Stabler. A few that pop to mind: Austin "Goose" Gonsoulin, Rich "Tombstone" Jackson, "The Albino Rhino" , Steve "The Smiling Assassin"Atwater, and "The Duke of Denver" .

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