Tyler Polumbus

Tyler Polumbus
Tyler Polumbus is a former NFL offensive lineman and football analyst for Sports Radio 104.3 The Fan. He played football at the University of Colorado from 2003 to 2007 and had an eight-year NFL career, finishing with a Super Bowl 50 win with the Denver Broncos. Follow Tyler on Twitter: @Tyler_Polumbus.

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Denver Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe (95) outside linebacker Corey Nelson (52) inside linebacker Brandon Marshall (54) strong safety David Bruton (30) and outside linebacker Von Miller (58) look on against the San Diego Chargers during the fourth quarter at Qualcomm Stadium. Photo by Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Polumbus: ‘C’ or not, Wolfe is a defensive leader for the Broncos
Tyler Polumbus | May 17, 2017 4:02 pm

Regardless of whether Derek Wolfe ends up with the captain’s “C” on his chest or not, he is a leader of this Denver Broncos defense. Von Miller will likely end up as a captain, and rightfully so. The best players generally are captains, and Miller certainly is an excellent leader in his own right. But […]

Utah Utes offensive lineman Garett Bolles (72) during the second half against the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field. The Buffaloes defeated the Utes 27-22. Bolles was the Denver Broncos first-round pick at No. 20 overall in the 2017 NFL Draft. Photo by Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Polumbus: What to expect from Broncos 1st-round pick Garett Bolles
Tyler Polumbus | May 4, 2017 9:23 pm

When free agents sign mega-contracts, fans have high expectations for the performance that should come with it. Sometimes it pans out; sometimes it does not. Von Miller is now expected to put out a Pro Bowl-type season every year now that he is making quarterback type of money. This is probably a fair expectation for […]

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers offensive lineman Forrest Lamp (76) celebrates his teams victory following the CUSA championship game against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. Western Kentucky won 58-44. Lamp is among the offensive line prospects mocked to be selected by the Denver Broncos. Photo by Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports
Polumbus: Position Broncos most likely to draft in first round
Tyler Polumbus | April 19, 2017 4:17 pm

The absolute best draft experts in the world usually only get eight to nine from their entire mock drafts right. That’s not a shot at any individual’s expertise but rather a valid point toward the relevance of any given mock draft in which you choose to put much weight. Best player available, BPA on the […]

Denver Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch (12) calls out in the second half against the Atlanta Falcons at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Falcons defeated the Broncos 23-16. Photo by Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Polumbus: How can Paxton Lynch take the Broncos QB job?
Tyler Polumbus | April 10, 2017 2:41 pm

Now that the Tony Romo saga has come and gone without a signing, the Denver Broncos are back to square one with the two quarterbacks on the roster last season. Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch will enter OTAs in an open competition for the job. However, in reality, it is Lynch that has to beat out […]

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo looks on at training camp at the River Ridge Fields. The Denver Broncos and Houston Texans are among the landing spots thought to be suitable for Romo should he move on from Dallas. Photo by Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Polumbus: Cool jets aside, Broncos interest still tied to Romo release
Tyler Polumbus | March 28, 2017 5:43 pm

The Denver Broncos have been doing all they can to cool the jets on any Tony Romo talk the last few days, with both John Elway and Vance Joseph fielding questions on team’s interest in the veteran quarterback. The company line is they are happy with the two young QBs on the roster — Trevor […]

Alabama Crimson Tide offensive lineman Cam Robinson (74) against Clemson Tigers defensive end Austin Bryant (91) in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium. Robinson is one of the top tackles in this year's NFL Draft, according to The Fan's Tyler Polumbus. Photo by Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Polumbus: The top 3 tackles in the 2017 NFL Draft
Tyler Polumbus | March 20, 2017 7:49 pm

Let me skip to the important part. This year’s NFL Draft is not exactly loaded with first-round talent at the tackle position. There are three names who could potentially be drafted in the first round. In any other year, perhaps none of them would be drafted in the first round. There simply is not enough […]

San Diego Chargers tackle King Dunlap (77) looks on during the third quarter against the Tennessee Titans at Qualcomm Stadium. Dunlap is among the possible free agent options at left tackle for the Denver Broncos this offseason. Photo by Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Polumbus: O-line options for the Broncos a week into free agency
Tyler Polumbus | March 15, 2017 7:44 pm

When free agency began, most Denver Broncos fans likely wanted the team pick up a handful of offensive linemen. And if they heard the team added a starting right guard and a starting offensive guard before free agency kicked off, they would probably think it was a great free agency. The Broncos added a starting […]

Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan coaches during minicamp at Falcons Training Facility. Shanahan is one of three coaches the Denver Broncos requested to interview for its head coach opening. Photo Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
Polumbus: My experience playing for Kyle Shanahan
Tyler Polumbus | January 4, 2017 1:03 pm

With the Denver Broncos head coaching position open, the name of a well-known local has been called upon to take the reins: Kyle Shanahan. Kyle, the son of Broncos legend Mike Shanahan, grew up inside of NFL coaching offices. I had the opportunity to play for Kyle in Washington and Atlanta, so I thought I […]

Denver Broncos fan reacts following a turnover to seal the win to the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field. The Patriots defeated the Broncos 16-3. Photo by Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Polumbus: After a disappointing season for the Broncos, what now?
Tyler Polumbus | December 26, 2016 7:08 pm

The Denver Broncos put out a dismal performance against the Kansas City Chiefs on Christmas Day, and now the defending Super Bowl champions will be sitting at home watching the playoffs with the rest of us. Quarterback Trevor Siemian had one of his least effective performances of the season. Tackle Donald Stephenson had five penalties […]

Denver Broncos offensive tackle Russell Okung (73) looks on from the bench in the third quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Rams 17-9. Photo by Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
Polumbus: Broncos ‘brothers’ will move past locker room ‘fight’
Tyler Polumbus | December 19, 2016 2:21 pm

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots were held in check Sunday, scoring only 16 points against a Denver Broncos defense still playing like Super Bowl champions. However, with the offense only able to muster up a field goal in a deflating 16-3 home loss, tempers flared and brothers fought in the locker room after […]