The Denver Broncos will face the Houston Texans on Monday as they try to recover from a two-game losing skid. But they will also be inducting three new members in the team’s Ring of Fame.
Denver will hold a ceremony at halftime of the game to induct kicker Jason Elam, outside linebacker/defensive end Simon Fletcher and safety John Lynch into the Ring of Fame. They will be enshrined with bronze likenesses outside Sports Authority Field at Mile High as part of their induction.
The Ring of Fame was established by owner Pat Bowlen in 1984 and now includes 31 members. Players are eligible five years after their final NFL season. Both Elam and Lynch finished their careers in 2007, while Fletcher finished in 1995.
Elam played 15 of his 17 NFL seasons with the Broncos and is the team’s all-time leader in field goals and points. He has two Super Bowl titles to his name. Lynch played four seasons with the Broncos and made the Pro Bowl in each of those seasons. Fletcher played all 11 of his NFL seasons with the Broncos and is the team’s all-time sacks leader with 97.5.
Clearly, all three belong in the Ring of Fame and the Broncos will make that a reality on Monday.