Ed McCaffrey will take over for Brian Griese in Broncos radio booth

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Will the addition of a fan favorite and the subtraction of a sometimes-maligned former quarterback make you want to listen more often?

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos announced their local radio and programming schedule Tuesday and there was a personnel adjustment included in the news.

Longtime Bronco and fan favorite Ed McCaffrey will take over the color commentary responsibilities on the team’s radio broadcasts on 850 KOA for Brian Griese. The station reported that Griese, a former Bronco quarterback, will be taking on an expanded role with ESPN’s college football coverage this year.

McCaffrey won two of his three Super Bowl rings playing for the Broncos and was a feared target for John Elway alongside Rod Smith. McCaffrey and Smith both caught over 100 passes in the 1999 season, a feat that has only been accomplished by one other pair of receivers in NFL history.

McCaffrey set the Broncos’ team record for most receptions in a season when he caught 101 passes in 2000 (the record was broken by Smith a year later when he caught 113 passes). In terms of Broncos career records, McCaffrey ranks third in touchdown receptions (46) and fourth in both receptions (462) and yardage (6,200).

Revered by fans as a fierce competitor who wore minimal padding and had no fear going across the middle, McCaffrey suffered an infamous compound knee fracture that was seen around the country on Monday Night Football during the 2001 season. He struggled to regain form after the injury and retired two years later.

850 KOA also announced that new quarterback Peyton Manning will appear weekly during “The Dave Logan Show,” which airs each weekday from 3 – 7 p.m. Running back Willis McGahee will be heard four times a week during “Colorado’s Morning News” along with “The Dave Logan Show.”

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