Legendary Broncos players we hated to see end their careers somewhere else: Jason Elam
Without any doubt, Jason Elam is the greatest kicker in Broncos history. He is the franchise's all-time leading scorer with 1,786 points, nearly double the amount of Brandon McManus, who is No. 2 on that list. Only seven players in league history have scored more total points than Elam.
Elam spent 17 seasons in Denver after being a third-round pick out of Hawaii in 1993. But following the 2007 season, he was signed by the Atlanta Falcons as a free agent. But during his second year there in 2009, he was clearly not the strong, accurate kicker that he once was and after missing seven of his 15 field-goal attempts that season, the Falcons waived him before the season was over.
Elam signed a one-day contract to retire with the Broncos following that season. He was later elected to the team's Ring of Fame in 2016.