1993 Denver Broncos season

The 1993 Denver Broncos season was the team's 34th year in professional football and its 24th with the National Football League.

1993 was the first year for new head coach Wade Phillips, who had been the team's defensive coordinator since 1989.

1993 Denver Broncos season
Head coachWade Phillips
General managerJohn Beake
OwnerPat Bowlen
Home fieldMile High Stadium
Results
Record9–7
Division place3rd AFC West
Playoff finishLost AFC Wild Card Playoff (at Raiders) 24–42

Offseason

After the 1992 season, Broncos owner Pat Bowlen fired head coach Dan Reeves, who had helmed the franchise for 12 years. The team promoted defensive coordinator Wade Phillips—son of former Oilers and Saints coach Bum Phillips—to head coach.[1]

NFL Draft

1993 Denver Broncos draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 11 Dan Williams  Defensive End Toledo from Cleveland [2]
2 43 Glyn Milburn *  Running Back Stanford
3 69 Rondell Jones  Safety North Carolina
3 70 Jason Elam *  Kicker Hawaii
4 98 Jeff Robinson  Defensive End Idaho
5 126 Kevin Williams  Running Back UCLA
6 154 Melvin Bonner  Wide Receiver Baylor
7 169 Clarence Williams  Tight End Washington State
7 182 Tony Kimbrough  Wide Receiver Jackson State
8 210 Brian Stablein  Wide Receiver Ohio State
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Personnel

Staff

1993 Denver Broncos staff
Front office
  • President and Chief Executive Officer – Pat Bowlen
  • General Manager – John Beake
  • Director of Football Operations/Player Personnel – Bob Ferguson
  • Assistant Director of Player Personnel – Ronnie Hill
  • Director of College Scouting – Jeff Smith
  • College Scout – Cornell Green
  • Pro Scout – Jack Elway
  • Pro Scout – Jerry Frei
  • Player Personnel Assistant – Ted Sundquist

Head coaches

  • Head Coach – Wade Phillips
  • Assistant to the Head Coach/Offense – Harold Richardson

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Vernon Banks
  • Strength Assistant – Barney Chavous

[3]

Roster

1993 Denver Broncos roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists

Practice squad



Rookies in italics

[4]

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 5, 1993 at New York Jets W 26-20
68,130
2 September 12, 1993 San Diego Chargers W 34–17
75,074
3 September 20, 1993 at Kansas City Chiefs L 15–7
78,453
4 Bye
5 October 3, 1993 Indianapolis Colts W 35–13
74,953
6 October 10, 1993 at Green Bay Packers L 30–27
58,943
7 October 18, 1993 Los Angeles Raiders L 23–20
75,712
8 Bye
9 October 31, 1993 Seattle Seahawks W 28–17
73,644
10 November 7, 1993 at Cleveland Browns W 29–14
77,818
11 November 14, 1993 Minnesota Vikings L 26–23
67,329
12 November 21, 1993 Pittsburgh Steelers W 37–13
74,840
13 November 28, 1993 at Seattle Seahawks W 17–9
57,812
14 December 5, 1993 at San Diego Chargers L 13–10
60,233
15 December 12, 1993 Kansas City Chiefs W 27–21
75,822
16 December 18, 1993 at Chicago Bears W 13–3
53,056
17 December 26, 1993 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 17–10
73,434
18 January 2, 1994 at Los Angeles Raiders L 33–30
66,904

Season summary

Week 1

1 234Total
• Broncos 6 7130 26
Jets 0 6014 20
  • Date: September 5
  • Location: Giants Stadium
  • Game start: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 68,130
  • Game weather: 76°F; wind 7

[5]

Standings

AFC West
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(3) Kansas City Chiefs 11 5 0 .688 328 291 W1
(4) Los Angeles Raiders 10 6 0 .625 306 326 W1
(5) Denver Broncos 9 7 0 .563 373 284 L2
San Diego Chargers 8 8 0 .500 322 290 W2
Seattle Seahawks 6 10 0 .375 280 314 L1

Postseason

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Wild-Card January 9, 1994 at Los Angeles Raiders L 42–24
65,314

AFC Wild Card Game

Awards and records

  • John Elway, Franchise Record, Most Passing Yards in One Season, 4,030 Yards [6]

Milestones

References

  1. ^ Phillips was fired after the 1994 season after finishing with a 7–9 record.
  2. ^ No 11: Cleveland → Denver. Cleveland traded its first-round selection (11th) to Denver in exchange for Denver's first- and third-round selections (14th and 83rd)
  3. ^ 1993 Denver Broncos Media Guide. pp. 5–26.
  4. ^ "1993 Denver Broncos starters and roster". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
  5. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-Sep-24.
  6. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 44

External links

Scoring summary
Q1DENElam 28 yard field goalDEN 3–0
Q1DENElam 30 yard field goalDEN 6–0
Q2NYJBlanchard 22 yard field goalDEN 6–3
Q2NYJBlanchard 43 yard field goalTie 6–6
Q2DENTillman 3 yard pass from Elway (Elam kick)DEN 13–6
Q3DENMilburn 25 yard pass from Elway (Elam kick)DEN 20–6
Q3DENElam 30 yard field goalDEN 23–6
Q3DENElam 41 yard field goalDEN 26–6
Q4NYJMitchell 5 yard pass from Esiason (Blanchard kick)DEN 26–13
Q4NYJMoore 6 yard pass from Esiason (Blanchard kick)DEN 26–20
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Retired numbers
Division championships (15)
Conference championships (8)
League championships (3)
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Seasons (58)

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