Denver Broncos: Former Broncos nominated for Hall of Fame
By Tylor Walden
The list of players and coaches have been selected for nomination into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. 13 former Denver Broncos are on that list.
It looks as if there is a bit more recognition for the Denver Broncos in this year’s Pro Football Hall of Fame nominations. The Pro Football Hall of Fame has announced 102 modern-era nominees that the committee will select between. Out of those 102 nominees, 13 of them are tied to the Denver Broncos in some way.
That is quite a big number, which after doing the math is nearly 13 percent of the nominees. The members that have Broncos ties are led by Champ Bailey, who is eligible for the first time for enshrinement. Bailey hung up the cleats in 2014 just a few months after making his only Super Bowl appearance.
Some other big names that have gotten the nod include Steve Atwater, Rod Smith, Tom Nalen, Jason Elam, and Karl Mecklenburg.
Here is the full list of players and coaches that have gotten the nomination for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Dan Reeves (coach)
Seeing a bigger selection of Denver Broncos players that have been nominated is quite a sight to see. However, there is quite a process that will ultimately decide if there will be a big number of players or coaches will end up in the hall.
The number will be reduced to 25 sometime in November. From there, they will pick 15 finalists. And if any Denver Broncos member gets that far, a final tally is made and the players who will be enshrined will be announced the day before Super Bowl 53.
Pat Bowlen is up as a contributor this season as he was one of the two finalists. The Pro Football Hall of Fame must pick between four to eight new members. With any hope, we will see at least one Broncos player or contributor enter the Hall of Fame in 2019.