It has been a busy couple of days for the Denver Broncos. They had a game on the first of September, then had to cut down to 53 man by the 3rd and then on the fourth they signed their practice squad players, released their first depth chart and selected their team captains.
The offensive captain is also the current longest tenured Bronco, Demaryius Thomas. He has years of experience and has taken to being a leader for the younger guys. This is the second time that the receiver was named team captain for the Broncos. His 2015 season was really good, considering how anemic the offense was, but he looks to have an even better season in 2016. The reasoning for selecting Thomas as a team captain is sound. Their starting quarterback has one snap, a kneel-down, and most of the other options have been brought in at some point in the last few years.
Defensively the Broncos selected the oldest player on the roster in DeMarcus Ware. Even when Ware was hurt last season, he was still teaching and mentoring the younger players on the roster from the sidelines. It didn’t matter if Ware was made a captain or not. Either way, Ware would still do what he does all the time. Use his years of experience to better the team in one form or another.
The third captain is the best special teams player on the roster, Kayvon Webster. He doesn’t have the age or the experience the other two captains bring to their side of the football, but he excels at what he does. On top of that, Webster has become not only the best special teams player in Denver, but one of the best in the NFL too. Only thing holding him back are boneheaded penalties, which hopefully end with his being named captain.