T.J. Ward

2016 NFL kickoff features Super Bowl 50 teams

The 2016 NFL season starts the same way the last one ended, with Von Miller staring down Cam Newton.

Denver's star linebacker got the best of Newton in Super Bowl 50, stripping both the football (twice) and the Lombardi Trophy from the Carolina quarterback's grasp in the Broncos' 24-10 win over the Panthers.

The sequel won't feature Peyton Manning, who retired a month later. When longtime backup Brock Osweiler signed with Houston two days after Manning's tearful goodbye, GM John Elway embarked on a months-long search for a successor.

He didn't find him in the draft, free agency or via trade, but right there on his roster in Trevor Siemian, a seventh-round draft pick...

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