The 2016 Denver Broncos

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Robert Klemko's move to Denver two years ago gave the Sports Illustrated writer a chance to complete a long wished-for project: taking the pulse of an NFL team's locker room. He tells Colorado Matters that during the 2016 season, he polled 51 Broncos players on issues ranging from whether they had ever suffered a concussion to their education levels and upbringing, and in the process learned about diversity in the locker room and how the players' thoughts reflect society as a whole.

Sports Illustrated asked Broncos players about life on the field and off.

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