Jason Elam Signs One-Day Contract With Broncos, Will Announce Retirement

The Broncos drafted K Jason Elam scored more points for one team than any player in NFL history. After 17 years, he's decided to hang 'em up.

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Mile High Report Looks At Jason Elam's Place In History

SB Nation's Broncos community, Mile High Report, is taking a look at Jason Elam after it was announced on Tuesday that he would be signing a one-day contract with the Broncos in anticipation of his retirement press conference on Wednesday.

Elam retires with 1,983 points, and ranks fifth in made field goals (436) and fourth in made PATs (675).  One of the truly great Broncos, Jason Elam should one day see his name on the Ring of Fame.

Of late, Elam has become quite the author as well, writing a series of books about a football player that also fights terrorism.  His next offering is due out this fall.

Ah, yes, Monday Night Jihad, Elam's terrorism book. Fortunately, he's had a heck of a career so he won't be remembered for that.

Elam will be eligible for the Broncos Ring of Fame in 2015 -- five years after his retirement.

Catch up on the reaction from Broncos fans over at Mile High Report.

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Jason Elam Signs One-Day Contract With Broncos, Will Announce Retirement

Way back in 1993, the Broncos spent a third round pick on a kicker out of the University of Hawaii. Even then, that was considered a bit of a reach for a special teams player.

Seventeen years later and I think we can unanimously say it was worth it.

Jason Elam, 40, spent 15 of his 17 years in the NFL with the Broncos and will be around for at least one more day, according to the Broncos Twitter feed.

"Jason Elam will sign a one-day contract with the Broncos on Wednesday to officially retire as a Bronco..."

The final numbers for Elam...

  • Three-time Pro Bowler
  • Two-time Super Bowl winner
  • Longest field goal in NFL history (Tied - 63 yards)
  • Most points scored by one player for one team in NFL history

In March of 2008, Elam signed a four-year deal with the Falcons but said at the time that he would retire as a Bronco.

He will officially announce his retirement at 2:00 PM (MDT) on Wednesday.

Check back soon for reaction from SB Nation's Broncos community, Mile High Report.

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