Jason Elam is as legendary of a kicker as there is in NFL history. He spent all but two of his 17 professional seasons with the Denver Broncos and will be honored by the franchise with his induction into Denver’s Ring of Fame this week.
On Sunday, Elam spoke about what it means to be a Bronco and explained how much this induction meant to him. Being in the Ring of Fame means more to Elam than any other individual honor he’s received.
“I think this is the biggest individual honor,” Elam said in a press release. Obviously the Super Bowls were the biggest thing that we were going for, but individually, this is the biggest honor I’ve ever been given. I’m very thankful. I’m very thankful that I had the chance to play 15 years in the NFL for what I consider the best franchise in professional sports.”
Elam is certainly deserving of this commemoration. He was practically automatic from within 39 yards and missed only 17 kicks of that variety. The three-time Pro Bowler scored 1,786 points for the Broncos and made better than 80 percent of his kicks.