Mike Shanahan calls Ring of Fame “a tremendous honor”

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Mike Shanahan will become the 34th member of the Broncos’ Ring of Fame. He is the third coach in franchise history to earn selection, joining Dan Reeves (Class of 2014) and Red Miller (Class of 2017).

The Broncos announced Shanahan’s election earlier Tuesday and now have tweeted his reaction.

“It is a tremendous honor to be elected to the Broncos’ Ring of Fame,” Shanahan said in a statement. “When you reflect on the things we were able to accomplish as a team, it starts with the players, coaches and staff who helped us get there. I am grateful for all of those relationships and how we all worked together for one goal to win championships. To spend 21 years with a first-class organization that is all about winning was special. It was a great run. I am thankful for Pat Bowlen — the best owner in sports — for giving me the opportunity. It was a privilege to coach for the Broncos with such incredible support from the Denver community and all the fans. I am proud to share this Ring of Fame honor with everyone who helped make it happen.”

The Broncos will delay the ceremony until 2021 over COVID-19 concerns.

Shanahan coached the Broncos from 1995 to 2008. He went 138-86 and led the Broncos to back-to-back Super Bowl wins to wrap up the 1997 and 1998 seasons.

11 responses to “Mike Shanahan calls Ring of Fame “a tremendous honor”

  1. Washington should put him in the ring of fame for running Albert Haynesworth out of town

  2. Should have already been done. Back to back titles should get any coach up there.

  3. Such a good coach. Glad to see he is back on good terms w/ the organization. One of very few guys that gave Bill Belichick trouble. That says it all.

  4. Back to back titles earned while paying Elway and Terrell Davis under the table in order to circumvent the salary cap. Look it up if you’re not familiar with the story.

    “Ring of Honor”. LOL.

  5. As a NFL HC he was very good but not great and a borderline HOFer. But he was one of the best OCs of his generation. During his brief stint as 49er OC,HOF Steve Young won his only SB as well as a NFL MVP award. John Elway in his prime spent 11 years with HC Dan Reeves, zero SB rings. Shanahan took old beatup Elway, braces on both his knees and a surgically reconstructed shoulder and won 2 titles in 4 years. His greatest job may have been to construct a simplified easy one read and run offense that got RG Fleabrain an offensive rookie award. Subsequent seasons by Griffin has demonstrated how difficult a job making him look good is.Is Shanahan a NFL HOFer? I don’t think so but I think several HCs who have are marginal at best.

  6. He is for sure a HoF coach. It’s sick they haven’t even considered him for that honor.

  7. He’s the best coach of his era not named Belichick. HOF should be a given.

  8. Hated Mike and hate the Broncos but he should definitely be in their ring of honor.

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