7 Football Players who Played for Broncos and Giants

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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 Giants.

Brandon Marshall

Brandon Marshall played 13 seasons in the National Football League. He was known for his size, athleticism, and ability to make difficult catches in traffic. Marshall was selected by the Denver Broncos in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft.

Marshall had several productive seasons with the Broncos before moving on to the Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bears, New York Jets, New York Giants, and finally the Seattle Seahawks. He recorded eight 1,000-yard receiving seasons over his career, showcasing his consistency as a top-tier wide receiver.

Marshall was selected to the Pro Bowl six times and was an NFL All-Pro selection twice. He also set an NFL record with 21 receptions in a single game while with the Denver Broncos in 2009.

Marshall Key Stats

  • 1st Team All-Pro (Bears)
  • Pro Bowl (Broncos, Dolphins, Bears, Jets)
  • 1000+ Yard Receiving Season (Broncos, Dolphins, Bears, Jets)

Ed McCaffrey

Ed McCaffrey was a reliable wide receiver who spent the majority of his 13-season NFL career with the Denver Broncos, from 1995 to 2003. Before his time with the Broncos, he had stints with the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers.

McCaffrey amassed 7,422 receiving yards and 55 touchdowns on 565 receptions in his career. Known for his consistent hands and precise route running, he played a crucial role in the Broncos’ back-to-back Super Bowl victories in 1997 and 1998.

He earned a Pro Bowl nod in 1998 and was an instrumental part of one of the most potent offenses in the league during that time.

McCaffrey Key Stats

  • Pro Bowl (Broncos)
  • Super Bowl Winner (49ers, Broncos)
  • 1000+ Yard Receiving Season (Broncos)

Peyton Hillis

Peyton Hillis is a former running back who played in the NFL for seven seasons. Hillis played college football for the University of Arkansas before being selected by the Denver Broncos in the 7th round of the 2008 NFL Draft.

Hillis had his best season in 2010 while with the Cleveland Browns. He rushed for 1177 yards and 11 touchdowns, while also recording 477 receiving yards and 2 receiving touchdowns. His breakout performance earned him a spot on the cover of the “Madden NFL 12” video game.

However, Hillis struggled to replicate his success in subsequent seasons due to a combination of injuries and lackluster performances. He had stints with the Chiefs, Buccaneers, and Giants before retiring after the 2014 season.

Terrell Buckley

Terrell Buckley played college football at Florida State University, where he excelled as a defensive back and was recognized as a consensus All-American. He was also awarded the prestigious Jim Thorpe Award in 1991, given to the top defensive back in college football.

In the 1992 NFL Draft, Buckley was selected by the Green Bay Packers with the fifth overall pick. Known for his speed and ball-hawking skills, he quickly made a name for himself in the league. Buckley spent three seasons with the Packers before joining the Miami Dolphins in 1995.

Buckley had successful stints with several teams during his 14-year NFL career, including the Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, and New York Jets. While with the Patriots in 2001, he was part of the team that won Super Bowl XXXVI, marking a significant high point in his professional career.

Danny Kanell

Danny Kanell was selected by the New York Giants in the fourth round, 130th overall, in the 1996 NFL Draft. He had a six-year NFL career, mostly as a backup quarterback.

Kanell started for the Giants in his second season, helping the team to an NFC East title in 1997. His stint with the Giants lasted four seasons before he moved on to play for the Atlanta Falcons. He also briefly spent time with the Denver Broncos before his NFL career concluded.

In total, Kanell appeared in 43 regular-season games, starting 24 of them, and threw for 31 touchdowns and 34 interceptions. He passed for 5,129 yards with a completion percentage of 51.4%. After his NFL career, Kanell transitioned to a successful career in sports broadcasting.

Brandon Stokley

Brandon Stokley had a lengthy 15-year NFL career. He was drafted in the fourth round (105th overall) of the 1999 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens. During his time in the league, he became known as a reliable slot receiver with good hands and precise route-running abilities.

He gained widespread recognition as part of the Ravens team that won Super Bowl XXXV against the New York Giants. Stokley caught a 38-yard touchdown pass from Trent Dilfer in that game, contributing to the Ravens’ win.

Over his career, Stokley played for multiple teams, including the Colts, Broncos, Seahawks, and the Giants. His most productive season was with Peyton Manning and the Colts in 2004, catching 68 passes for 1,077 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Stokley Key Stats

  • 1000+ Yard Receiving Season (Colts)
  • Super Bowl Champ (Ravens, Colts, Giants)

Tommy Maddox

Tommy Maddox was initially drafted in the first round (25th overall) of the 1992 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos. After spending his first three seasons in the NFL with the Broncos, Maddox had stints with several other teams, including the Rams, Giants, and Falcons.

Maddox experienced a career revival in the short-lived XFL with the Los Angeles Xtreme. In the XFL’s single season in 2001, Maddox was named the league’s MVP, leading the Xtreme to the championship and winning the Million Dollar Game.

This resurgence led to his return to the league with the Pittsburgh Steelers. In 2002, he took over as the starting quarterback from Kordell Stewart and led the team to a 10-5-1 record, earning NFL Comeback Player of the Year honors.

Maddox Key Stats

  • Super Bowl Champ (Steelers)
  • 3000+ Passing Yard Season (Steelers)

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