Is it Brocktoberfest? Not quite, but Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler is getting notice.
A week after he was named the AFC offensive player of the week, the 25-year-old will be gracing the regional cover of this week’s cover of Sports Illustrated, which will be released Wednesday. Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James is on the national cover.
The issue will be available in Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming.
According to the SI covers archives, the last time the Broncos were featured on the cover was for the magazine’s Super Bowl XLVIII preview with Peyton Manning.
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Manning was first featured in a Denver jersey on the Sept. 12, 2012 edition. The Broncos lost 27-21 to Atlanta that week, and Manning threw three interceptions.
Tim Tebow was featured on the Dec. 19, 2011 edition. The Broncos lost to Buffalo in their next game 40-14. Tebow completed just 13 of 29 passes and threw three interceptions.
Jake Plummer was on the cover of the edition leading up to the 2006 AFC title game. The Broncos fell 34-17.
John Elway graced the Aug. 15, 1983 cover, weeks before his regular season debut with the Broncos. The Broncos won 14-10 over Pittsburgh, but the rookie wasn’t much help, completing just 1 of 8 for 14 yards.