There is a good chance that if you’ve found this page then you’re playing the Immaculate Grid.
That also means that today’s grid has asked for players that have played for both the Denver Broncos and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
And, it also means that you’re probably stuck on this particular box and you’re looking for a little help. Sound about right so far?
Well, good news, you’re in the right place.
I’ve done some research and have found players who played on both the Broncos and Buccaneers.
Aqib Talib was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20th overall in the 2008 NFL Draft and played for the team until 2012. His skills on the field led him to be a sought-after player, with stints on the New England Patriots, Denver Broncos, and Los Angeles Rams.
One of Talib’s career highlights came during his time with the Broncos when he helped the team win Super Bowl 50. Known for his aggressive and physical style of play, Talib was a key piece of the Broncos’ top-ranked defense, dubbed the “No Fly Zone”.
Talib earned multiple accolades throughout his career, including five Pro Bowl selections and two All-Pro selections. His ability to perform at a high level consistently and his knack for intercepting the ball made him a force to be reckoned with on the field.
Talib Key Stats
- 1st Team All-Pro (Broncos)
- Pro Bowl (Patriots, Broncos)
- Super Bowl Champ (Broncos)
Steve DeBerg was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the 10th round of the 1977 NFL Draft, 275th overall. He played for several teams over a lengthy career that spanned 21 years, including stints with the San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Atlanta Falcons.
DeBerg’s NFL career totals include 34,241 passing yards and 196 touchdown passes. He completed 2,874 of his 5,024 passing attempts, leading to a 57.2% completion rate. He also threw 204 interceptions.
One of the highlights of DeBerg’s career was his ability to continue playing at a high level despite his age. He started games in three different decades, and he became (at the time) the oldest player to start at quarterback in an NFL game at the age of 44 years and 279 days.
DeBerg Key Stats
- 3000+ Passing Yard Season (49ers, Chiefs)
Chris Simms had an NFL career that was marked by both promise and adversity. After a strong career as the starting quarterback for the University of Texas, Simms was selected in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
He had his best season in 2005, when he led the Buccaneers to the playoffs. Unfortunately, a near-fatal injury the following season, in which he lost his spleen, severely impacted his career.
Afterward, Simms had brief stints with the Tennessee Titans, Denver Broncos, and the New England Patriots, but never regained his pre-injury form. Today, he’s recognized as a knowledgeable football analyst.