Shannon Sharpe is undoubtedly the greatest tight end in Broncos history, and he was a key member of the 1997 and 1998 Super Bowl winning teams.
Sharpe spent 12 of his 14-year NFL career with Denver and in his illustrious career, he caught 815 passes. This number is good for third all-time in the NFL for a tight end, and third all-time in Denver history.
His 57 touchdowns and 8,439 yards as a Bronco are also all good for third all-time in Denver history behind Rod Smith and Demaryius Thomas.
Combining his Ravens and Broncos production, Sharpe finished with 10,060 yards and 62 touchdowns.
His skill set was revolutionary at the tight end position. He was a tenacious run blocker, a constant threat in the passing game, and a legendary trash-talker.
For his career, he garnered eight Pro Bowl selections and five All-Pro honors. Additionally, he is a member of the NFL 1990’s All-Decade Team and a member of the Denver Broncos 50th Anniversary Team.
When Sharpe’s playing career ended after the 2003 season, he began working towards a career in broadcasting. Today, he can be seen on the Skip Bayless debate show appropriately titled Skip and Shannon: Undisputed.
While Sharpe garnered many accolades during his playing career, this didn’t stop post-retirement.
The NCAA Division II Football Hall of Fame inducted Sharpe in 2009, and the NFL Hall of Fame inducted Sharpe in 2011. His number is currently retired by his alma mater, Savannah State University.