Posted Wed Mar 16th by Jon Heath
Over the last four years, three former Denver Broncos have gotten into the Pro Football Hall of Fame; offensive lineman Gary Zimmerman in 2008, running back Floyd Little in 2010 and tight end Shannon Sharpe in 2011.
Prior to the recent Broncos “storming of the Hall of Fame wall,” as former linebacker Karl Mecklenburg put it, the Broncos were very poorly recognized among the games’ greatest. In 2007, there were only three Broncos in the Hall of Fame, including running back Tony Dorsett and cornerback Willie Brown — who played a combined total of four years in Denver. Other than legendary quarterback John Elway, the Broncos and their fans had little representation in Canton.
Then came the movement. Bronco fans across the country made their voices heard, and we are finally headed in the right direction in getting more deserving former Denver Broncos into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. You can join the movement and help by writing the Hall of Fame and nominating a former Bronco for induction.
It’s easy to do (I wrote a letter just today nominating former running back Terrell Davis); just respectfully inform the voters why you think [specify a former Bronco] should be in the Hall. Below is their mailing address:
Pro Football Hall of Fame
2121 George Halas Drive NW
Canton, Ohio 44708
Every nomination of an eligible candidate received will be processed and forwarded to the Hall of Fame’s Selection Committee. Not sure of who is worthy of a nomination? Below are some players you could consider and their selection committee status:
The Dark Ages (1960-1975)
The Orange Crush (1976-1980)
The Reeves Era (1981-1994)
The Shanahan Age (1995-Present)
If you click on one of the above mentioned players name(s), you can read a short biography about them and why they should be considered by the HOF voting committee. Many of the players were underrated during their playing days and have gotten little recognition since their retirement.
It’s high time Bronco fans band together and raise awareness of them and their impact on not only the Broncos, but also the NFL. Please join us in writing the Hall of Fame and raising awareness of the Denver Broncos that should be in the Hall of Fame!