Who is Bronco’s #1 receiver?
Rod Smith is said to be the most accomplished receiver in Broncos history, according to several reports. After graduating from Missouri Southern State,
Smith entered the league as an undrafted free agent and spent all 13 of his professional seasons with Denver. When he was passed over in the draft,
he was the best receiver in the squad and fought harder than anyone else to prove everyone wrong, including the scouts, coaches, and organizations that passed him over.
But what’s even more incredible is the fact that he accomplished this feat five times without the assistance of Elway. Smith collected passes thrown by quarterbacks ranging from John Elway and Bubby Brister to Brian Griese, Gus Frerotte,
Steve Beuerlein, Jake Plummer and ultimately Jay Cutler. Cutler was the final quarterback Smith caught passes from.
Even though he was just passed over once more for induction into the Hall of Fame, there should be no question as to whether or not he belongs in Canton.
He had 849 receptions, 11,389 yards and 68 touchdowns throughout his career, and he won two championships.
But for the time being, he will just have to be content with the fact that the Broncos have inducted him into their Ring of Fame as the team’s all-time greatest receiver.