Broncos to Add Former Head Coach Mike Shanahan to the Team’s Ring of Honor

Head Coach Mike Shanahan in 2013. Photo by Shutterstock (2771009i)

The Denver Broncos announced on Tuesday that former head coach Mike Shanahan will become the team’s newest inductee to its Ring of Fame.

Shanahan, arguably the most successful coach in the franchise’s history, has led the Broncos’ to an all-time regular-season winning record of 138-86.

Shanahan’s tenure in Denver, which lasted from 1995 until 2008, also saw him oversee two Super Bowl championships, which came in back-to-back seasons in 1997 and 1998.

The Illinois native finished his tenure with the Broncos with seven playoff berths and nine winning seasons, establishing his mark as a franchise legend before being fired following three straight seasons without a playoff berth from 2006 to 2008.

Shanahan tried his luck one more time in the league, taking over the Washington Redskins in 2010 and leaving after four disappointing seasons at the helm.

While Shanahan will be inducted to the team’s Ring of Fame this season, the team plans to honor its legendary head coach with a ceremony next season due to the uncertainty surrounding the season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The team will announce plans about the ceremony at some point next year as it looks to give its most successful head coach the honor he deserves.