John Elway

All-american College Football Player + Professional Football Player + Quarterback + College Football Hall of Fame Member + Pro Football Hall of Fame Member
Born Jun 28, 1960

John Albert Elway, Jr. is a former American football quarterback and is now the executive vice president of football operations for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Stanford and his entire professional career with the Denver Broncos. Elway recorded the most victories by a starting quarterback at the time of his retirement. He retired in 1999 and statistically was the second most prolific passer in NFL history.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of John Elway.


1960 Birth Born on June 28, 1960.


1979 19 Years Old 1 More Event
Known as a dual-threat quarterback, meaning he was accomplished at running and escaping pressure and had impressive passing ability, he was the number-one recruited high school player in the country, receiving over 60 scholarship offers. (One of those offers was from his father, who became the head coach at San Jose State following the 1978 season.) Also an accomplished baseball player, Elway was selected by the Kansas City Royals in the 18th round of the 1979 Major League Baseball draft. (The Royals also selected Marino in the fourth round of the same draft.)


1980 - 1981 2 More Events
1982 22 Years Old …  One possibility was trading Elway for the San Francisco 49ers' Joe Montana, whose team had had a poor 1982 season. … Read More
1983 23 Years Old 1 More Event
In the 1983 NFL Draft Elway was selected as the first overall pick by the Baltimore Colts. (He is one of three quarterbacks in the history of the draft to be chosen first and later be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The Colts' general manager Ernie Accorsi wanted Elway as, Accorsi later said, he (correctly) did not foresee the 1984 Draft as producing any first-round quarterbacks. … Read More
1986 26 Years Old In the 1986 season, Elway led the Broncos to Super Bowl XXI, after defeating the Cleveland Browns on a famous possession at the end of the fourth quarter that became known as "The Drive." (In a span of 5 minutes and 2 seconds, Elway led his team 98 yards to tie the game with 37 seconds left in regulation. … Read More
1987 27 Years Old In 1987, Elway was selected to start in the American Football Conference's (AFC) Pro Bowl team and won the NFL Most Valuable Player Award. … Read More
1988 28 Years Old After recording an 8–8 record in 1988, Elway once again led his team to the Super Bowl after the 1989 season, with yet another win over the Browns in the AFC championship game, going on to face the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XXIV. … Read More


1997 37 Years Old It took Elway another eight years, but he eventually led his team back to the Super Bowl, following the 1997 season. … Read More
1998 38 Years Old In the 1998 season, the Broncos repeated this feat and Elway was awarded the MVP of Super Bowl XXXIII, throwing for 336 yards and one touchdown with one interception, while also scoring a rushing touchdown in Denver's 34–19 win over the Atlanta Falcons.
It was his last game, other than the 1999 Pro Bowl.


2000 40 Years Old …  He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2000.
2002 42 Years Old 1 More Event
Elway was co-owner of the Arena Football team Colorado Crush, from their inception in 2002 until the cancellation of the Arena Football League after the 2008 season.
2006 - 2007 2 More Events
In September 2008, Elway became the spokesperson for
2009 49 Years Old Elway and Green were married in August 2009. … Read More


2010 50 Years Old In December 2010, Elway expressed interest in working as the Broncos' top football executive, after having dinner with Broncos owner Pat Bowlen. … Read More
2011 51 Years Old 1 More Event
On January 5, 2011, Elway was named executive vice president of football operations of the Broncos, with the final say in all football matters.
2014 54 Years Old Elway responded to the Super Bowl loss by signing defensive end DeMarcus Ware, cornerback Aqib Talib and safety T.J. Ward for the 2014 season. … Read More
2015 55 Years Old 1 More Event
In this capacity, he reports to team president Joe Ellis and is the immediate supervisor for head coach Gary Kubiak and the former head coach John Fox, who left the team in 2015 and currently the head coach for the Chicago Bears.
2016 56 Years Old Elway won a third Super Bowl as part of the Broncos franchise, when on February 7, 2016 Denver defeated the Carolina Panthers 24-10 in Super Bowl 50. … Read More
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