As we sit here, in the middle of our holiday season, the decade is quickly coming to a close.

For the Denver Broncos, it was certainly a decade to remember, even if some years were ones to forget. The decade started out with Denver’s worst season in the NFL, going 4-12. But, following that debacle of a season, the Broncos went to five straight postseasons, including two Super Bowls, and won Super Bowl 50. And while that championship seems like a long time ago, there’s hope that Denver is back on the rise again as the decade wraps up.

Before it does, we wanted to celebrate the best players at every position. Our writers weighed in, and here are the results of Denver’s All-Decade Team.

QB — Peyton Manning

Manning has to be the quarterback for the Broncos of the 2010s. While in Denver, he went to two Super Bowls, had four playoff appearances, and quarterbacked the most prolific offense and had the most productive passing season the league has ever seen. – Zach Segars

Backup: Tim Tebow

RB — C.J. Anderson 

Anderson was instrumental in the Broncos run to success in the 2015 season, including that incredible overtime touchdown trot against the Patriots in the snow. He was a workhorse, but the voting was close on this position. – Rich Kurtzman

Backup: Phillip Lindsay

FB — Andy Janovich

No, just no. 22 Janos. (Doug Ottewill’s reaction when we had Jano against Juwan Thompson.)

WRs — Demaryius Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders, Wes Welker

Demaryius Thomas is the clear choice for top receiver on the All-Decade Team. He was one of the league’s leading receivers for the 2010s and he set nearly every Broncos receiving record during his time with the team. – Segars

D.T. was unanimous as the best receiver, and Sanders was unanimously the No. 2 man with Welker in at the slot.

TE — Julius Thomas

“Orange Julius” helped Manning and the 2013 team light the world on fire. He was a true pass-catching threat that season, as one of five players Manning hit for 10-plus touchdowns as the Broncos enjoyed the NFL’s best offense of all-time. – Kurtzman

Backup: Owen Daniels

O-line — Ryan Clady, Louis Vasquez, Matt Paradis, Chris Kuper, Orlando Franklin

Matt Paradis was something special, as were Clady and Vasquez. Looking at this lineup, if the Broncos had all three at once, the left side of the line would’ve been one of the best in the NFL.

DE — Elvis Dumervil, Derek Wolfe

Derek Wolfe has spent more years on this Broncos team than just about anyone else and he has been incredibly productive since his rookie season. Dumervil, and possibly even Harris have had higher peaks on the defensive line, but Wolfe has been the king of consistent contributions. – Segars

Backup: Shelby Harris

Edge — Von Miller, DeMarcus Ware

Miller is inarguably the greatest defender in Denver history, and he’s done all his damage in this decade. Together, he and fellow future Hall of Famer DeMarcus Ware were the most deadly duo on the edge and were a huge reason why the Broncos defense was the most feared in 2015. – Kurtzman

Backup: Shaq Barrett

LBs — Brandon Marshall, Danny Trevathan, Wesley Woodyard

The inside linebacker position has been shaky for the Broncos for almost the entire decade. In the 2010s, the only time outside of the 2019 season that the Broncos had a linebacker that could play both the run and the pass was during Trevathan’s short stint with the team. – Segars

Backup: D.J. Williams

CBs — Champ Bailey, Chris Harris, Aqib Talib

The Broncos have been more stacked at cornerback than any other position this decade, and this list proves that point. Champ was the unanimous best player here, even though he just played four seasons with Denver this decade at the end of his career. Harris has consistently been a shut-down cornerback, even as the game has gone more in favor of offense and passing in general, and Talib was a tough-nosed baller at corner. – Kurtzman

S — Justin Simmons, T.J. Ward

It may seem too soon to put Simmons on the All-Decade Team, but I disagree. He’s shown a higher peak and has started in more games than any other Broncos’ safety this decade. He’s excellent in coverage, in the run game, and in the locker room. What more could you want? – Segars

K — Brandon McManus

McManus just edged out Matt Prater by our voters here. McManus is an 81.7 percent kicker and has missed only four field goals within 40 yards (95.7 percent) during his time with the Broncos. – Kurtzman

P — Britton Colquit 

Colquitt had the longest run at punter and was undeniably the best of the bunch. Riley Dixon is the only other one with an argument. – Segars

Return man — Trindon Holliday 

Diontae Spencer and Eddie Royal give Trindon Holliday a run for his money but not Broncos returner has offered the special teams unit the level of explosiveness Holiday did when he was at his best. Holliday enjoyed two punt return touchdowns and two kick return scores during his time in Denver, too.

Coach — Gary Kubiak

Gary Kubiak deserves a lot of praise for his unfortunately short stint with the Broncos. Kubiak won the Broncos’ lone Super Bowl of the decade and it was his coaching staff that pushed the team over the top. He also had the team’s best season of the post-Manning era.