Some notable players on the Denver Broncos' roster in 1997 were John Elway, Terrell Davis, John Mobley, Shannon Sharpe and Tom Nalen. Other important Denver Broncos in 1997 were Darrien Gordon, Rod Smith, Neil Smith, Bill Romanowski and Jason Elam.
John Elway started all 16 regular season games for the Denver Broncos at the quarterback position in 1997. Elway was 37 years old when he won a Super Bowl with the team in the 1997 season, becoming the oldest quarterback to start and win a Super Bowl. Elway was the number one overall pick in the 1983 NFL draft, and entered the NFL Hall of Fame in 2004.
Terrell Davis was the Broncos' starting running back in 1997. Davis ran 1750 yards that season and received first-team All-Pro honors at his position. He also won the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player award that season. John Mobley was the Broncos' right outside linebacker and had the best season of his career in 1997, recording four sacks and over 90 tackles.
Shannon Sharpe was the Broncos' starting tight end in 1997. Sharpe was a first-team All-Pro at his position that year, after recording 1107 receiving yards. The NFL Hall of Fame inducted Sharpe in 2011. Tom Nalen was the Broncos' center, starting all 16 regular season games.