Ed’s Take–Feb. 11, 2011

Broncos fans had a reason to rejoice last weekend with Shannon Sharpe’s election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. What a great achievement for a true professional with whom I was proud to play for so many years.

Being around guys like Shannon helped me prepare even better than I had before. He made me realize what more I could do, because he did everything he could possibly think of doing to prepare for playing the game of football. He left nothing to chance. Football was his life and you could see the desire he had to be great.

With Shannon in the Hall we’re starting to change to history of this proud franchise being under-represented in Canton! The Hall of Fame is a tremendous honor for a player, and it’s terrific to see more Broncos recognized.

Next up, in my opinion, should be T.D., Terrell Davis. He was a 2,000-yard rusher, a league MVP, a Super Bowl MVP and had seven consecutive postseason games with more than 100 rushing yards, on top of the many he had in the regular season. He was great, and was at his best when the games counted most. The only thing the voters hold against him is longevity, but he was the best in the business when he played.

Which former Bronco do you think deserves to go in next?