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Face Of The Franchise

Photograph By Joe Amon/The Denver Post/Getty Images

As John Elway started to build the Broncos into a championship contender in 2011, he had one player in mind around whom he wanted to build his team. "I just believe a guy like Peyton raises all boats, affects every part of your franchise. ... Everything from how he performs, how he prepares, the expectations he has for himself, that's evident to everybody around him," Elway said. "And that's exactly what you want."