ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP)Former head coach Mike Shanahan has been elected to the Denver Broncos Ring of Honor and will be inducted in 2021 because of COVID-19 precautions.
Shanahan, a two-time Super Bowl winner in Denver, becomes the 34th member of the ring of fame and the third head coach, joining Dan Reeves (2014) and Red Miller (2017).
In a statement, Broncos president and CEO Joe Ellis called Shanahan ”the greatest coach in Denver Broncos history.”
Ellis said postponing Shanahan’s induction was ”a difficult decision,” but added that Shanahan ”deserves a full celebration in front of all our fans and distinguished alumni.”
Shanahan is the franchise’s all-time leader with 146 victories, including eight in the playoffs. He was head coach from 1995-2008 after serving as a Broncos assistant from 1984-87 and 1989-91.
The Broncos were 138-86 in the regular season under Shanahan, including an NFL-best 83-29 at home.
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