Shannon Sharpe is without a doubt one of the greatest players in Denver Broncos history.

In fact, if one were forced to name a top-10, he would certainly be among the greats like John Elway, Terrell Davis, Floyd Little, Tom Nalen, Champ Bailey, Rod Smith and Gary Zimmerman.

Why was Sharpe so great? Before all these new-age tight ends started taking over, Sharpe was paving the way for them by becoming a true pass-catching threat and a trash-talking master.

When Sharpe retired, back in 2003, he was the Broncos all-time leader in receptions (675), yards (8,439) and touchdowns (55) before being passed by former teammate Rod Smith and then Demaryius Thomas in those categories. Remember, Sharpe was a tight end, not a receiver, and his career spanned from 1990-2003, before the league was tilted in complete favor of the offense and the passing game.

After being inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame in 2011, Sharpe further has a chance to cement his legacy as a member of the NFL’s 100 All-Time Team. He’s a finalist among 11 other tight ends, but only five will be selected to the team. That announcement — along with offensive linemen, which the Broncos somehow have zero finalists — will be made on Friday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. MT on NFL Network.

For “The Hulk” it seems like a long shot that he’ll make the cut; players like Kellen Winslow, Mike Ditka, Tony Gonzalez, Rob Gronkowski, and Ozzie Newsome are among the finalists, too. So, what else does he have on his resume?

Sharpe was a first-team All-Pro tight end in 1993, ’95, ’96, ’97 and ’98 as a key and crucial member of those back-to-back Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos. When his career was all said and done, Sharpe went onto win a third straight Super Bowl, and finished with 10,060 yards and 62 touchdowns scored throughout his illustrious career, with eight Pro Bowl appearances.

If Sharpe makes the team, he’ll be the first former Broncos player on the list. Von Miller and Champ Bailey were both finalists and neither were selected.