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Nominate your favorite old-timers for the MHR Hall of Fame

These are the players we truly have to thank for the franchise’s success today.

Who are the greatest Denver Broncos players, coaches, executives, and fans to ever don the orange and blue?

You tell us.

In our fourth induction into the Mile High Report Hall of Fame, fans will once again choose the Broncos who will be enshrined in our virtual, hallowed halls.

And thanks to a new rule implemented last year, voters are not forced to choose only four Broncos from all decades combined. Once again, we have two categories of Broncos inductees - Early Era (1960-1992) and Modern Era (1993-2017).

This post is seeking nominations only for the Early Era Broncos - "players" (defined as any player, coach, executive or superfan) who finished his career at the Broncos prior to 1992.

Players who have already been inducted are obviously no longer eligible, so please do not nominate one of the following - because we have already enshrined their awesomeness in our Hall of Fame:

Floyd Little

Randy Gradishar

John Elway

Terrell Davis

Karl Mecklenburg

Steve Atwater

Shannon Sharpe

Rod Smith

Tom Jackson

Lionel Taylor

Louis Wright

Rick Upchurch

Simon Fletcher

Tom Nalen

Dennis Smith

Ed McCaffrey

Mike Shanahan

Beginning now, we are accepting nominations for the Early Era Broncos category only. Ideal candidates are those who had a real-life impact on the Denver Broncos organization. An ideal candidate is someone whose name is synonymous with the orange and blue, a name many members of Broncos Country would recognize and who would be examples of candidates eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Broncos’ Ring of Fame.

To be considered in this era of Broncos, a player must have been removed from association with the Denver Broncos Football Club (retired, cut, traded, fired, etc.) for at least 25 years.

How to nominate

In short, leave a comment!

You can nominate a member of this three-time Lombardi-winning franchise by leaving a comment below. There are three easy ways to do this:

  • In the subject line, write, "I nominate [Broncos name]" and in the body of your comment, note the reasoning behind your nomination.
  • Quickly leave your nomination in the subject line and then work on the reasoning for your nomination as a reply to your original comment.
  • Write a Fanpost - which is highly encouraged to get more visibility and support - and then link it to a comment in this post. For example, a Fanpost nominating Randy Gradishar did an excellent job highlighting all of the linebacker's contributions and production while a Bronco.

Example nomination:

Comment subject: I nominate Craig Morton

Comment body (optional): Craig Morton was the leader of the team that finally put us on the map—the 12-2 Broncos of 1977-78. The first Broncos playoff team. The first Broncos Super Bowl team. The team that first ignited Broncomania. Yeah, that team. The original Orange Crush team.

And the only real difference between that Broncos team and the team that had finished 8-6 and out of the playoffs the year before? The quarterback: Craig Morton.

The story may be apocryphal, but they say that when Lyle Alzado met Morton for the first time in the Broncos locker room, he said, "Maybe now we’ll finally win a championship." - ChuckDarwin

How to support a nomination

If you agree a nominated Bronco deserves to be in our Hall of Fame, at the very least, "rec it!" And then add any supporting evidence to his/her nomination with a replying comment.

How nominees advance

The top 10-15 candidates with the most recs (minimum 4 recs) will advance to the next phase of the selection process - fan voting - which will be done via scientific survey.


Who's your favorite among some of these old-timers still waiting to be enshrined?

This poll is closed

  • 1%
    Gene Mingo
    (4 votes)
  • 8%
    Red Miller
    (21 votes)
  • 37%
    Rich "Tombstone" Jackson
    (88 votes)
  • 14%
    Rubin Carter
    (33 votes)
  • 18%
    Craig Morton
    (44 votes)
  • 15%
    Lyle Alzado
    (37 votes)
  • 1%
    (4 votes)
  • 1%
    (4 votes)
235 votes total Vote Now