Sunday’s showdown between the Kansas City Chiefs (AFC) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFC) in Super Bowl LV will feature a pair of former Denver Broncos players, and they might end up going head-to-head on the field.
For the Bucs, Shaq Barrett will be starting at outside linebacker. Barrett signed with the Broncos as an undrafted free agent out of Colorado State in 2014 and he went on to spend five years in Denver as a rotational backup before leaving the team in 2019 in search of a starting job.
For the Chiefs, Mike Remmers will be starting as an offensive tackle in the place of an injured teammate. Remmers signed with the Broncos as an undrafted free agent out of Oregon State in 2012. He failed to make Denver’s 53-man roster and has spent time with seven different teams since entering the NFL.
Broncos fans might remember Remmers’ performance in Super Bowl 50. Starting for the Carolina Panthers, Remmers allowed seven pressures, three sacks and two strip-sacks in Denver’s 24-10 win over Carolina.
Fortunately for Remmers, Von Miller won’t be suiting up for the Bucs. But Barrett will be suiting up, and he’ll be wearing Miller’s No. 58.