DENVER, Colo. - Usually when it comes to Shannon Sharpe, nothing is done quietly.
Sunday, however, was the exception as Sharpe became the first tight end in NFL history to catch 700 career passes. The record setting catch came midway through the fourth quarter as the Broncos concluded their 99-yard scoring drive.
No stopping of the clock, no fanfare, no midfield celebration, just a quiet return to the sidelines with the game ball securely locked away for his collection.
"It's special because there will probably be many more after me, but I was first," Sharpe told the media.
"A lot of good things have to happen to get 700," he said. "You have to have quarterbacks who believe in you, who keep throwing you the football. You have to have coordinators to call the plays and give you the opportunity. And I've had great wide receivers, Rod Smith, Ed McCaffrey and all the guys in Baltimore. It's a very special moment for me, even more special because we got an opportunity to win."
And that's exactly what Sharpe has brought to the Broncos, an opportunity to win.
Wins over powerhouses such as St. Louis and San Francisco would have been unimaginable last year, yet this season it's suddenly becoming commonplace. A victory over the Buffalo Bills would give Denver its first three game winning streak since the 200 season.
A nice position to be in heading towards the matchup with Sharpe's former team the Baltimore Ravens, who have coincidentally lost two in a row since releasing Sharpe on the open market.
Coincidence or not, the Broncos are winning, and for Shannon Sharpe that says it all.
A special win and a special record, all for one of the greatest tight end in history, affectionately known as "The Mouth".
Albeit a much tamer and quieter version.
Voice your opinion on our Broncos
Sharpe's new record
Mile High Huddle Top Stories
Inside The Matchup: Broncos vs. TitansThe Broncos will take to the road to battle in the AFC South for the second straight week. With the Titans next up on the docket, join us as we go inside the matchup.
Mile High Huddle2:01 PM
3 Takeaways From The Film: Broncos vs. JagsThe Broncos defeated the Jaguars on the road in Week 13. What did we learn from Denver's eighth win of the season?
Mile High HuddleYesterday at 2:17 PM
Broncos Claim RB Justin Forsett Off WaiversGary Kubiak has been reunited with yet another player from a previous coaching spot.
Mile High HuddleMonday at 1:30 PM
Denver Broncos In Focus: Week 13 at JaguarsEvery week, Pro Football Focus communicates directly with Mile High Huddle on the key stats and advanced football metrics of the Denver Broncos.
Mile High HuddleMonday at 10:29 AM