Super Bowl 48 is just around the corner and I’m trying to get some fan feedback around the country from Broncos fans. I will be doing multiple polls this week about the big game so make sure to keep an eye out for that. This poll will be for you the fan to vote on which Denver Bronco will have the most receiving yards in Super Bowl XLVIII.
The first candidate is Demaryius Thomas who was selected to his first Pro-Bowl. D.T. would lead the Denver Broncos in receiving yards and receptions during the regular season with 1,430 yards on 92 catches. Demaryius had 19 catches of 20+ yards and was lethal after the catch with 633 yards. He would also lead the team with 66 receiving first-downs.
The second candidate is Eric Decker. Decker would have a solid season as well with Peyton Manning at the helm. He ended up catching 87 passes for 1,288 yards which was second on the team. Like Demaryius Thomas, Decker would have 19 catches for 20+ yards on the year. Decker served as more of a deep-ball threat rather than a run after the catch receiver in which he had 345 yards.
The third candidate is Wes Welker. In his first season as a Denver Bronco he did not disappoint. Despite dealing with concussion symptoms for three weeks, Wes would end up catching 73 passes for 778 yards and 10 touchdowns. Welker is an ideal slot receiver that has been huge with Peyton Manning on converting first-downs.
The fourth candidate is Julius Thomas. Thomas broke out this season after sitting out all of the 2012 season due to injury. Thomas would get elected to his first Pro-Bowl as well along with D.T. Orange Julius would end up catching 65 passes this season with 788 yards and 12 touchdowns which was second on the team behind none other than Demaryius Thomas.
The fifth candidate is Knowshon Moreno. Even though Knowshon plays half-back, he is used on various screen plays and check downs which is what Peyton Manning loves to utilize. Moreno caught 60 passes this season while collecting 548 yards and 3 touchdowns.
The sixth candidate is Andre Caldwell. Caldwell is sparing used but will see some action when a player needs a breather. It is a stretch for the veteran receiver to see a lot of playing time as he caught just 16 passes for 200 yards during the regular season to go along with 3 touchdowns.