Yet linebacker and defensive captain D.J. Williams has seen much better days.
He was arrested earlier this year on a DUI charge, and has recently tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs.
Yet now, the captain has done something unfathomable in the sports world.
He tweeted copies of the new plays for this year's defensive schemes for the world to see.
The big no-no in sports, especially in football, is allowing the enemy to get their hands on your playbook.
In many respects, coaches teach players at an early age that the playbook should be treated as if it was the player's Bible.
It seems that Williams never showed up to that practice.
I posted a pic cause coach wants me to learn a new position, Williams said in another tweet. We use iPads now, but I still use flash cards.
Williams' tweet showed the newly installed play called, Sink Sam 1 Tite, in which Williams would be moved from middle to outside linebacker.
After the release of the original tweet, the Broncos decided to scrap the new defensive scheme in order to protect their interests on the field.
While no punishment has been issued yet, the Broncos are expected to order Williams a steep fine.
We're aware of the matter, and it's been addressed internally, a team official said.
Having failed a drug-test earlier this year, the NFL has already suspended Williams for the first six games this season.
The Bronco is currently suing the NFL in hope of overturning his suspension from the 2012 season.
According to the Denver Post, the case is scheduled to be head in the Denver District Court next month.
With all the frenzy surrounding the team right now, especially the acquisition of Manning, the last thing this team needs is another distraction.
The Broncos should not let this action slide, especially from a veteran and a defensive captain.