Before the 1983 draft, Stanford All-American quarterback John Elway publicly stated that if the Baltimore Colts drafted him, he’d probably just quit football and try his hand at baseball. The Colts drafted him anyway, trading him almost immediately to the Denver Broncos, who enjoyed 16 years of Elway’s service, the most by any Bronco.
Despite being sacked a record 516 times in his career, Elway threw for more than 50,000 yards and guided his team to five Super Bowls, the last two of which, Super Bowls XXII and XXIII, went to the Broncos. Elway was named the MVP of that last Super Bowl, which, as it turned out, was the last game of his illustrious career. Elway was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004.
John Elway began his career in an era when football cards were printed in large numbers, so his 1984 Topps rookie card is in demand, but not nearly as collectible as rookie cards of players who began their careers in the 1970s, ’60s, or ’50s...
Dan Marino’s rookie card was issued the same year, which may be why in 2007, Topps produced a limited edition, autographed card featuring photos and signatures of both Hall of Fame quarterbacks. Signed Riddell John Elway football helmets are popular, as are signed Wilson NFL footballs. And because he played a couple of summers in the minor leagues for the New York Yankees, Elway fans can even collect signed baseballs.
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John Elway and Bill Murray at Falcon Park? Believe or not, yes.Auburn Citizen (blog), June 14th
First was John Elway, better-known as a NFL Hall of Fame quarterback, but who that summer was using his status as a Yankees farmhand to dissuade the Baltimore Colts from picking him No. 1 in the 1983 draft. Elway played for the Oneonta Yankees who of ...Read more
Montee Ball signs with Denver Broncos; Willis McGahee releasedBucky's 5th Quarter, June 14th
You can also read the nice things quarterback Peyton Manning, Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway and head coach John Fox had to say about him here and here. I especially enjoyed this quote from Manning, not long after a team ...Read more
Elway's ready to fly at DIA todayWestword (blog), June 10th
"I swore I'd never get in the restaurant business," John Elway told the crowd gathered for a private party last Thursday at the Elway's at DIA. Today, of course, the Hall of Famer has four restaurants: the original Elway's, which he opened with partner...Read more
Denver Broncos: John Elway Believes Brock Osweiler is Their Quarterback of ...FanSided, June 8th
September 30 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler (6) and quarterback Peyton Manning (18) talk during the game against the Oakland Raiders at Sports Authority Field. The Broncos defeated the Raiders 37-6. Mandatory ...Read more
John Elway confident Brock Osweiler is Broncos quarterback of the futureSports Glory, June 8th
Denver Broncos executive vice president of football operations John Elway and head coach John Fox are confident Brock Osweiler is the quarterback of the future. “I'm thrilled that Brock is the guy that we brought in and that's going to hopefully, at...Read more
Peyton Manning shoots 77 at Augusta, still loses to John Elwaykdvr.com, May 31st
You know what else? He and John Elway are pretty good at the golf, as was plain to see recently when the pair and Broncos head coach John Fox spent a weekend playing at Augusta National, home of the Masters. According to FoxSports.com, Manning had ...Read more
John Elway vs. Patrick Roy: Who's greatest player to wear Colorado uniform?Denver Post (blog), May 24th
Avalanche goalie Patrick Roy brought a championship to Denver before John Elway won it all as Broncos quarterback. Now, with Roy's hiring as coach of the Avs, he's back competing against Elway to be the biggest winner in town. Elway runs the Broncos as ...Read more
Broncos' 4 Hall of Famers gather for first time to honor team owner Pat BowlenThe Republic, May 22nd
With John Elway, Shannon Sharpe, Floyd Little and Gary Zimmerman on hand, the 69-year-old Bowlen received the Mizel Institute's 2013 Community Enrichment Award for his philanthropic leadership in Colorado and his nearly three-decade long ...Read more