Shannon Sharpe’s induction in the Pro Football Hall of Fame isn’t anything surprising as he retired as the best tight end the NFL had ever watched. In case there are some that don’t remember his stellar play, however, we’ve decided to track down what few highlights videos are available to remind everyone of his dominance in a Denver Broncos uniform.
Sharpe played 14 seasons in the NFL, 12 of which came with the Broncos and two in between with the Baltimore Ravens, but it seems there are probably plenty of people that remember the tight end more for his commentary on NFL gamedays rather than his near-perfect playing career.
At time of Sharpe’s retirement, his 815 career receptions and 10,060 yards and 62 TDs were all NFL career records for a tight end. Though all of those aren’t available online, the most spectacular have been embedded below for everyone’s enjoyment.
First, there’s a look at Sharpe as a draft steal considering he was a seventh round pick in the 1990 NFL Draft coming out of Savannah State. Considering the plays he was able to make, I’d say yeah, he probably outperformed a few of the 191 players selected in front of him.
The three-time Super Bowl champion wasn’t always a lock to make the Hall of Fame according to some of his fans, apparently, because someone decided to put together the excellent video below featuring everything that made Sharpe worthy of being inducted into Canton.
Since today is focusing on the good memories of Sharpe, let’s ignore his commentary career and instead look back on this fun commercial featuring him, Jason Sehorn and trash talking about diversified portfolios.
Congratulations on your induction into the Hall of Fame, Mr. Sharpe.