Elway Puts It All On The Line Again In Comeback As Broncos Exec
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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- He could have stayed on the sideline. Instead, John Elway wanted back in the game.
The king of the comeback is directing his latest rally from the Denver Broncos executive offices. Just two years ago, the franchise was dissolving into irrelevance or, maybe even worse, a side show. But now, the Hall of Fame quarterback is turning the Broncos into winners again.
The centerpiece of the turnaround, of course, was the signing of Peyton Manning.
A decision that seemed, to some, like a risk when Elway made it is looking better with each game. And while ol' No. 7 refuses to look too far ahead, he does concede that, yes, things are going well – and that he knows he put his reputation on the line when signing a 36-year-old quarterback with a surgically repaired neck.
"By no means was it a slam dunk," Elway said in an interview with The Associated Press. "But we knew after we did our homework and looked at the situation, it was the best thing for us
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