Broncos provide powerful statement at protest Saturday

Posted at 11:19 PM, Jun 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-07 01:19:54-04

DENVER — "The time is always right to do what is right," linebacker Von Miller said.

It might have been a Saturday but the Denver Broncos were ready to show up for the Mile High City.

"We see people of all walks of life walking together, fighting together, willing to change together," linebacker Alexander Johnson said. "So that's the biggest thing I feel like and it's amazing."

From heartfelt speeches at Civic Center Park, to a powerful protest march through the streets of Denver, it was a team on a mission: To build a better tomorrow.

"Awesome that people are coming together and announcing there is an issue," offensive lineman Dalton Risner said. "We want to help make a change with that issue. It's all very inspiring and great to see how many teammates and coaches are out here today."

From head coach Vic Fangio to quarterback Drew Lock and wide receiver Courtland Sutton, if they were home, they were there.

In these difficult times, there are few images more powerful then a unified front promoting justice for all. On this day, we saw plenty from the Orange and Blue.

"It's about us bridging that gap and bringing everyone together," safety Kareem Jackson said.

On this day, Broncos Country set the example for an entire country.

"I'm proud of my teammates, I'm proud of Denver, I'm proud of Colorado," Miller said.

"Today triggers another day and the day after that," Jackson said. "It's all about taking little strides to where we want to get to."