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 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.