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Ed McCaffrey was a great player for a few years

Looking at Ed McCaffrey’s career and whether or not the Denver Broncos’ Ring of Fame should include him

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I’ve been reading Andrew Mason for as long as I’ve been a part of this blog. The vast majority of the time, I read what he writes and find myself nodding along. But today is not that day.

He makes a strong case in today’s lead-off article for why Ed McCaffrey should be in the Broncos’ Ring of Fame.

I’m honestly not sure why we’re even having the discussion.

Don’t get me wrong. I love me some Eddie Mac. The guy was a tough son of a gun and played the game the right way. One of my favorite memories from our first Super Bowl win was him absolutely destroying Brian Williams and helping the team get a huge chunk of yards on a sneaky little fullback swing pass. Check it out:

Those of us who watched him play in his prime remember 3 straight years of over 1,000 yards receiving from 1998-2000. The Broncos offense at the time was a thing of beauty and Ed McCaffrey was a significant piece of that puzzle.

But for me, the Ring of Fame means legacy. It is Broncos Country’s Hall of Fame. And this team has a significant legacy that goes back decades. I don’t think you can put in every guy that had 3 years of great play. That just doesn’t make sense outside of Terrell Davis who was arguably the best running back ever in the NFL for a similar amount of time.

I’m curious to hear your thoughts, Broncos Country. Hit up the poll and the comments and let us know what you think.

Broncos News

Why Ed McCaffrey belongs in the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame - Denver Sports
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Does Ed McCaffrey belong in the Broncos Ring of Fame

This poll is closed

  • 70%
    Absolutely. He was a special player on a special team and who said we have to limit how many players we put up there?
    (238 votes)
  • 29%
    He was the 2nd best receiver during his prime years on a Super Bowl team. He’s awesome, but no he doesn’t belong in the ROF.
    (98 votes)
336 votes total Vote Now