Fans of all ages felt the excitement of seeing the team in training for the first time since 2019.
Broncos wide receiver Kaden Davis was first to hit the field and running back Melvin Gordon was the last on the turf. Denver’s new quarterback, Russell Wilson, made an entrance just after 10 a.m.
“It’s awesome, it’s like going to a game for us,” fan Chris Rawlings said. “I just love being around the people. These are my people, so it just feels good.”
The Rawlings have a layer of their home dedicated to the Broncos. Going to training camp together is a tradition for the whole family to enjoy.
“We’ve been coming for years. When he was a little baby, Von Miller held him,” Rawlings said of his child.
Kennedy Walker enjoyed her first-ever Broncos training camp experience on Wednesday.
“It’s really cool. I like to see how they are doing up close and seeing how cheerful everyone is for them,” Walker said. “I’m just really excited for this season.”
Fans flooded to the fields following practice to get autographs from their favorite players. Wilson had a sea of Broncos faithful hoping to get his signature on anything they had with them.
“Of course, everyone’s so excited to have Russell Wilson here, so this is the first time in six years Broncos fans can really get excited,” Doug Angelides said
Wilson said “it was a great first day” and that “we’ve got a championship-caliber football team and we’re excited about that.” Post-practice, Wilson told the media that he hopes to be with the Broncos for a long time and hopefully the rest of his career.
General manager George Paton said he thinks outside linebacker Bradley Chubb is in great shape coming into training camp. High expectations have been set for Chubb this season as he’s coming off an injury-ridden year and only played seven games in 2021. Following practice, Chubb said the energy has definitely shifted after one day of training camp.
There will be 13 more open practices where fans can get a look at their favorite players at the UCHealth Training Center.
FOX31’s sports reporter Bruce Haertl was in Englewood for day one and breaks down his assessment of the session on FOX31 NOW.