Broncos behemoth, Orlando Franklin, facing a big test

Toronto-raised Orlando Franklin (74) has started every game in his two-year NFL career with the...

Toronto-raised Orlando Franklin (74) has started every game in his two-year NFL career with the Denver Broncos. (Reuters)

ROB LONGLEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:01 PM ET

By most accounts, Orlando Franklin had a respectable rookie season with the Denver Broncos.

The Toronto-raised behemoth started all 16 regular-season games in this football-crazy town and got a taste of the NFL playoffs as part of Tebow-mania.

A year later though, it’s graduate school at the right tackle position. The Broncos under Tim Tebow were a novelty act. The Broncos under Peyton Manning are Super Bowl favourites heading into Saturday’s divisional-round matchup with the Baltimore Ravens.


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