Mike Shanahan will be the latest former Bronco to go into the team’s Ring of Fame.
There will be a new Denver Bronco heading into the team’s Ring of Fame next season. Mike Shanahan, who coached the Denver Broncos to their first two Super Bowl titles in the late 1990s, will be inducted into the team’s biggest honor during the 2021 season.
Likely due to the ongoing pandemic, Denver opted to have the ceremony during the 2021 season. Hopefully, by then, the world will be as normal as it used to be. It will make for an interesting season for the team in 2021, with Steve Atwater being enshrined in the Hall of Fame and most certainty that Peyton Manning will be joining Atwater.
This enshrinement has been a long time coming for Mike Shanahan. As it stands right now, he has won the most games in Broncos history (regular and postseason) with 146 games. He also owns the fourth-highest winning percentage among head coaches in team history.
Shanahan had a few stints with the Denver Broncos before becoming the head coach in 1995. He would help lead an offense that gave John Elway his MVP season and two Super Bowl appearances.
He would come back later after being fired from the Raiders to help the Broncos out in the early 1990s.
Mike Shanahan was huge in leading Denver to their first two championships.
Shanahan was responsible for the success of Steve Young after Joe Montana’s time with the 49ers. But perhaps his best work came with the Broncos. He would lead an offense with a quarterback hungry for a Super Bowl title and win not only one, but two in back to back seasons.
He would have another four appearances in the playoffs after Elway called it a career, but never made another Super Bowl appearance. But there is no doubt he did so much for the organization and was instrumental to their success in the 1990s.
Broncos Country is looking forward to seeing the former head coach join the Ring of Fame. A well-deserved honor for the coach.