I’m a three-time Super Bowl winner but Hall of Fame means more than a ring

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Shannon Sharpe is one of the greatest tight ends in NFL history.

The three-time Super Bowl champion starred for the Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens in the 90s and 00s before becoming a revered TV analyst opposite the likes of Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith.

Sharpe has gone on to have a hugely successful career as a broadcaster post NFL

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Sharpe has gone on to have a hugely successful career as a broadcaster post NFLCredit: Getty

Sharpe also hosts his own podcast, ‘Nightcap’, along with Chad ‘Ochocinco’ Johnson and Gilbert Arenas, where the trio discuss all sorts of hot button issues around the world of sports.

On the latest episode of the show, Sharpe discussed the one thing in his career that meant more to him than a Super Bowl ring.

“A lot of times people say, ‘well Shannon, which would you rather have, a Super Bowl ring or a Hall of Fame ring?'”, he told Arenas.

“Well I’m glad I don’t have to make that decision because I have them both,” the former TE added.

“But, do you know how many men have won a Super Bowl? There’s like 80 guys per team getting a Super Bowl.

“So, if you go back there’s like 25,000 men that have got Super Bowl rings.

“There’s less than 500 men that are in the Hall of Fame.

“So if you force me to say it, I’m going to take the Hall of Fame. That’s your sports heaven, that’s where all the great players go.

“For me, it’s a no-brainer.”

Sharpe (left) explained why being in the Hall of Fame was better than a Super Bowl ring

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Sharpe (left) explained why being in the Hall of Fame was better than a Super Bowl ringCredit: YouTube@NightcapShow_

Shannon was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011, eight years after retiring as a Bronco in 2003.

The 55-year-old has a number of achievements and accolades on his resume which make him one of the league’s all-time standout TEs.

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During his career, Sharpe was selected to the All-Pro Team four times, played in eight Pro Bowls, and amassed over 1,000 receiving yards in three different seasons.

He was also the first tight end in the NFL to amass over 10,000 receiving yards, and still ranks third among tight ends for receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns.

Sharpe finished his 14-year playing career with 815 receptions for 10,060 yards and 62 touchdowns in 203 games.

Not bad for a player who started out as a receiver and was selected in the 7th round (192 overall) of the 1990 NFL Draft.

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