7 Denver Broncos who could be next in the Ring of Fame

Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
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Aqib Talib, Denver Broncos
DENVER, CO – SEPTEMBER 17: Cornerback Aqib Talib #21 of the Denver Broncos runs an interception back for a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth quarter of a game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 17, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /

3. Aqib Talib, CB

That picture above? One of six interceptions Talib returned for touchdowns in orange and blue. Scoring points was his signature role in the No Fly Zone, on top of being a lockdown corner.

He’s 4th on the NFL’s all-time pick-six list, with 10 in his career. Those six he had in Denver happened in just four years, and to put it in perspective, Tyrone Braxton is 2nd on Denver’s all-time list there, with four touchdowns in 12 years.

Throwing his way didn’t just risk an incompletion or turnover, quarterbacks had to know targeting #21 could well mean putting themselves deep in a hole, and it’s little surprise he made 4 straight Pro Bowls and an All-Pro nod in his time here. In all, he had 11 picks for 374 yards, along with those 6 TD’s.

A key member of one of the NFL’s greatest ever defenses, and a Super Bowl Champ to boot, Talib should be eligible in 2025 with Demaryius, and I wouldn’t be surprised if we added two names that year. Our own Chandler Hyler went in-depth vouching for Talib’s case here.