John Elway

All-American college football player, professional football player, quarterback, College Football Hall of Fame member, Pro Football Hall of Fame member John Elway

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.
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John Elway's personal information overview.
Birthday
28 June 1960
home town
Port Angeles
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John Elway’s Comments on Colin Kaepernick Could Complicate N.F.L. Collusion Case
NYTimes - 4 days
A claim that Denver had given Kaepernick a fair offer only to be snubbed raises some issues once the timing of the offer, and the team’s other behavior, is examined.
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NFL: Broncos GM John Elway may be calling around for backup quarterback, but not Colin Kaepernick
LATimes - 4 days
John Elway might find himself in the market for a veteran backup quarterback soon, yet there's one man who won't be getting a call: Colin Kaepernick . “Colin had his chance to be here,” Elway said Thursday when asked if the former San Francisco 49ers QB would be an option if he decides Case Keenum's...
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Broncos need to bolster anemic offense on Day 2 - FOXSports.com
Google News - 4 months
FOXSports.com Broncos need to bolster anemic offense on Day 2 FOXSports.com ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Now that Von Miller has his new pass rushing partner, John Elway knows he needs to give Case Keenum and Demaryius Thomas some help on offense. The Denver Broncos' general manager grabbed the top-ranked defensive player in the NFL ... Bradley Chubb could help bring edge back to Broncos' defenseUSA TODAY NFL draft Winners and Losers: Broncos GM John Elway collected some serious talentYahoo Sports Denver Sports Omelette: Bradley Chubb is a welcome sight to all Broncos, No Fly Zone includedThe Denver Post Mile High Report (blog) -CBS Denver all 316 news articles »
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Su'a Cravens eager for a do-over in Denver after missing last year
LATimes - 5 months
Su’a Cravens has found happiness, harmony and himself just in time for his do-over in Denver. Elated over John Elway’s call and Von Miller’s text, the former standout safety from USC celebrated his trade from the Redskins to the Broncos by posting “A Whole New World” from the Disney movie “Aladdin”...
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Redskins don't plan to tag QB Cousins again - ESPN
Google News - 6 months
ESPN Redskins don't plan to tag QB Cousins again ESPN Kirk Cousins is on the cusp of becoming one of the highest-paid quarterbacks in the NFL. ESPN analysts discuss the pros and cons of paying big for Cousins. (0:56). Facebook · Twitter · Facebook Messenger · Email; comment. 6:41 PM ET. John KeimESPN ... Denver Broncos need John Elway to solve quarterback quagmireUSA TODAY What we learned at NFL Combine: Broncos to visit with MayfieldNFL.com John Elway on quarterback search: Misses don't bother meNBCSports.com Redskins.com -Washington Times -Washington Post -The Inquisitr all 149 news articles »
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John Elway: Broncos will welcome Brock Osweiler 'with open arms'
ABC News - 12 months
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- With backup quarterback Paxton Lynch expected to miss at least the first month of the regular season, the Denver Broncos quickly turned to a familiar face Saturday, signing Brock Osweiler to a one-year deal. Osweiler, who spent his first four years in the league with the Broncos, was released by the Cleveland Browns earlier this week. The Broncos will pay Osweiler the veterans' minimum of $775,000. "I think with the opportunity we had to get Brock back, we're excited about that opportunity to have that experience there with Brock,'' said Broncos president of football operations/general manager John Elway. "Plus with Paxton, you never know with the throwing shoulder.'' The Browns, who owed Osweiler $16 million after his release, will now pay him $15.225 million. Osweiler's deal with the Broncos is pending a physical on Monday. The Broncos were searching for a backup with knowledge of offensive...
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John Elway 'comfortable' taking Chad Kelly after calling QB's uncle, Jim Kelly
ABC News - over 1 year
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The Denver Broncos said they vetted Chad Kelly carefully, and that's why they used the draft's final pick, 253rd overall, to select the Mississippi quarterback on Saturday and add him to the roster. Kelly, a gifted quarterback who guided Ole Miss to wins over Alabama, Auburn and LSU in the 2015 season, had several off-field incidents in college and was dismissed from Clemson early in his career. His invitation to the NFL combine was rescinded, and teams around the league investigated his issues the past four months.? Broncos executive vice president of football operations/general manager John Elway said the Broncos carefully examined Kelly's troubles. The QB, who is the nephew of Hall of Famer Jim Kelly, is also working his way back from the torn ACL and meniscus he suffered in November. Elway said he reached out to Jim Kelly on Saturday before the Broncos made their selection. Both former QBs were drafted in...
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John Elway 'comfortable' taking Chad Kelly after calling QB's uncle, Jim Kelly - ESPN
Google News - over 1 year
ESPN John Elway 'comfortable' taking Chad Kelly after calling QB's uncle, Jim Kelly ESPN ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The Denver Broncos said they vetted Chad Kelly carefully, and that's why they used the draft's final pick, 253rd overall, to select the Mississippi quarterback on Saturday and add him to the roster. Kelly, a gifted quarterback who ... Chad Kelly Picked by Broncos: Twitter Reacts to 2017 NFL Draft's Mr. IrrelevantBleacher Report LOOK: Chad Kelly falls asleep during draft, Broncos make him Mr. Irrelevant anywayCBSSports.com Chad Kelly could be Broncos' starting QB of the future, but now he's Mr. IrrelevantSB Nation Yahoo Sports -FOXSports.com -Los Angeles Times -NFL.com all 88 news articles »
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A Cab Driver Picks Up His Favorite Football Quarterback — Without Knowing It
NPR - over 1 year
Washington, D.C. cab driver Sam Snow started talking to his passengers about his favorite football quarterback, John Elway. What he didn't realize was that John Elway was in his back seat.
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Cab driver praises John Elway, then learns he's driving him
Yahoo News - over 1 year
WASHINGTON (AP) — A cab driver in Washington got a surprise after mentioning to a group of passengers that John Elway was his all-time favorite quarterback and then learning that Elway was riding in the backseat.
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A Year After a Title, the Denver Broncos’ Staff Gets an Overhaul
NYTimes - over 1 year
John Elway has hired a new head coach, Vance Joseph, and new coordinators after Gary Kubiak resigned and the team missed the playoffs.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of John Elway
    FIFTIES
  • 2016
    Age 56
    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.
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  • 2015
    Age 55
    Elway hired Gary Kubiak, his former backup quarterback and former Broncos offensive coordinator, as the new head coach for the 2015 season.
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    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.
  • 2014
    Age 54
    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.
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  • 2011
    Age 51
    Xanders left the team after the 2011 season, and Elway assumed the role of general manager which gave him complete control over the football side of the Broncos operation. Under Elway's management, the team signed free agent quarterback Peyton Manning who had just been released by the Indianapolis Colts. In four seasons from 2012 to 2015, the Broncos won four division titles, two AFC Championships, and reached Super Bowl XLVIII where they were crushed 43-8 by the Seattle Seahawks despite holding the regular season's top offense.
    On January 5, 2011, Elway was named executive vice president of football operations of the Broncos, with the final say in all football matters.
  • FORTIES
  • 2010
    Age 50
    In December 2010, Elway expressed interest in working as the Broncos' top football executive, after having dinner with Broncos owner Pat Bowlen.
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  • 2009
    Age 49
    Elway and Green were married in August 2009.
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  • 2008
    Age 48
    Elway had LASIK eye surgery and endorsed Icon LASIK in the Denver area in November 2008.
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    Elway proposed marriage to former Oakland Raiders cheerleader Paige Green in Italy in September 2008.
    In September 2008, Elway became the spokesperson for OpenSports.com.
  • 2007
    Age 47
    In February 2007, Elway was elected chairman of the AFL's executive committee.
  • 2006
    Age 46
    In December 2006, Elway ended a nine-year licensing agreement with AutoNation, removing his name from Denver-area dealerships.
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  • 2002
    Age 42
    Elway's twin sister Jana developed lung cancer and died at the age of 42 in the summer of 2002.
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    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.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2000
    Age 40
    He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2000.
  • 1999
    Age 39
    Also in 1999, Elway was ranked number 16 on The Sporting News list of the 100 Greatest Football Players, the only player to have spent the majority of his career with the Broncos to make the list (Willie Brown, who began his career with the Broncos but spent more of it with the Oakland Raiders, also made the list).
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    Also in 1999 he was inducted into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame.
    On September 13, 1999, Elway's number 7 jersey was retired by the Denver Broncos during halftime of a Monday Night game against the Miami Dolphins; that same night he was inducted into the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame. (Craig Morton, his direct predecessor in Denver, also wore number 7 and is in the Ring of Fame alongside Elway).
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    On May 2, 1999, at the age of 38, Elway announced his retirement from pro football.
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    It was his last game, other than the 1999 Pro Bowl.
  • 1998
    Age 38
    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.
  • 1997
    Age 37
    It took Elway another eight years, but he eventually led his team back to the Super Bowl, following the 1997 season.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1988
    Age 28
    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.
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  • 1987
    Age 27