On Wednesday, Denver Broncos Hall of Famer and Ring of Famer, Floyd Little, hit the airwaves on Orange & Blue 760 with Ryan Edwards, Andrew Mason, and Steve Atwater. They talked a lot about the Broncos in general, but it was Little’s comments about the franchises representation in the Hall of Fame the piqued my interest.
Little noted that they are finally ‘getting there’ on representation in Canton and he’s right.
The Broncos were held out for decades until John Elway broke through for the franchise in 2004 with his induction. It took a few more years, but the flood gates finally opened.
Elway was followed by Gary Zimmerman in 2008, Floyd Little in 2010, Shannon Sharpe in 2011, Terrell Davis in 2017, and finally a duo in 2019 with owner Pat Bowlen and Champ Bailey soon to be enshrined.
That’s seven Hall of Famer’s in the last 15 years. Little went on to note that he won’t be truly satisfied until the Broncos have at least ten players in Canton. Ten is a good number.
If I had to pick the next three, I think I would go with Steve Atwater in 2020. Then Randy Gradishar and Karl Mecklenbuurg to round things out hopefully sooner rather than later.
What do you think? Are the Broncos finally getting there in terms of proper representation in the Pro Football Hall of Fame?