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Davis, Lynch miss out on Hall of Fame

Check out the best photos of Terrell Davis, a 2017 finalist for selection into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Although Broncos legends Terrell Davis and John Lynch made it to the highest level of consideration for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's process, they were not part of the select few who were selected to wear the gold jackets this year.

Davis is the Broncos' all-time leading rusher, 1998 NFL MVP and Super Bowl XXXII MVP, and also is one of the league's most outstanding rushers in postseason history, with games of 100 rushing yards or more in seven of his eight playoff games with a league-leading career postseason rushing average gain of 5.59 yards.

Though falling short is disappointing, Davis drew nearer to being immortalized in the Hall of Fame with this being his first year as a finalist, making the cut from 26 to a group of 15 to be considered.

Check out the best photos of John Lynch, a 2020 finalist for selection into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The other Bronco to make that jump this year was safety John Lynch, who first made it to the penultimate circle in Hall of Fame picks in 2014.

Lynch began his successful career in Tampa Bay establishing his reputation as one of the most fearsome safeties in the game before coming to Denver and continuing to play at a high level and helping the Broncos reach the 2005 AFC Championship Game. All told, he had nine Pro Bowl selections (including four as a Bronco), four years as an All-Pro, and one Super Bowl ring from Super Bowl XXXVII.

Despite the disappointment of not being chosen to be inducted, the merits of each of these outstanding players speak for themselves and future Hall of Fame consideration might deliver on their career excellence in one of the years to come.

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