16. 1998 Denver Broncos
As effective as the previously-mentioned 1997 Broncos were, the 1998 version of the team was even better. Although this year ultimately ended up being John Elway’s fond farewell, it was running back Terrell Davis who led the team in 1998. Davis racked up an insane 2,008 yards rushing in what is still legitimately one of the best seasons ever produced by a running back.
Elway didn’t have to do much, passing for only 2,806 yards that year. That didn’t matter, as the Broncos rolled to a 14-2 record by averaging 31.3 points per game under coach Mike Shanahan. They eventually sent the “Dirty Bird” Atlanta Falcons packing with a 31-19 win in the Super Bowl. Elway could have retired after they won the Lombardi in 1997, but this proved he made the right choice to come back and compete one last time. He retired on top after this season, which is something few longtime NFL players can lay claim to.