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Denver Broncos Greats... By The Numbers: Kicker Jason Elam

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The Candidates  -

Jason Elam -- K -- 1993-2007
Darren Parker -- P -- 1992
Chris Normon -- P -- 1984-1985
Brett Kern -- P -- 2008-2009

The Greatest Bronco To Ever Wear #1 -

Jason Elam, K -- 1993-2007

Some of these are going to be slam-dunk, no-brainers.  Jason Elam was a stalwart for the Broncos for 15 years. He tied the NFL-record for the longest field goal in history(63 yards) and I'll never forget his field goal in the 2007 season opener to beat the Buffalo Bills(Toro, Toro!)

During Elam's 15 years with Denver he scored at least 100 points in all of them. He made it 16 in a row in 2008 with the Atlanta Falcons. He had 26 game-winning or game-saving field goals. He not only was one of the top three kickers for 15 years, he finished fifth all-time in field goals (436) and points (1,983).

Elam signed a one-day contract with the Broncos on March 30, 2010 in order to retire as a member of the Broncos.  Someday, he'll enter the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame - at least is Pat Bowlen has something to say about it.

He's definitely going into the (Broncos') Ring of Fame," said Bowlen. "I think he's definitely a (Pro Football) Hall of Famer, but kickers getting into the Hall of Fame is damn near impossible but I'll try to use some influence if I can to see that he gets there."