When the finalists for the 50th class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame were announced today, there was a noticeable absence of former Denver Broncos players on the list.
Those of note that did make the 15-man list were coach Bill Parcels, running backs Jerome Bettis and Curtis Martin, and receivers Tim Brown, Cris Carter, and Andre Reed. The two senior nominees include defensive back Jack Butler and guard Dick Stanfel.
Despite not having any members on the list in 2012, the Broncos have had former members make the cut and be elected into the Hall in recent years, with running back Floyd Little being inducted in 2010 and tight end Shannon Sharpe being inducted last year.
The absence this year however still leaves Broncos fans wondering when or if some deserving former players like Randy Gradishar or Terrell Davis will ever make it in the Hall of Fame.
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