Broncos’ McManus nails a 70-yard field goal in practice

That thin Denver air can do some things to a field goal kick.

Still, nailing a 70-yard kick is nothing to snuff at — and that’s just what Broncos’ kicker Brandon McManus did.

McManus and fellow kicker Connor Barth had a field goal-off at practice on Tuesday. Barth his a 65-yarder, but McManus responded and emerged victorious in a video you can watch right here.

"I actually told Coach (special-teams coordinator Joe) DeCamillis that I could make this one," McManus told ESPN’s Jeff Legwold. "I don’t know if he believed me or not, so I saw him smirk at me and he went over to coach (Gary Kubiak). … I just waited for them to make the call. I knew I could get it there, it was just whether — it does look far away, I’ll tell you that."

The Broncos could use some kicking confidence after a so-so kicking season. 

Favor McManus if that Broncos’ position battle comes down to a kick-off.

(h/t ESPN)