Former Denver Broncos icon, John Elway is regarded as one of the NFL’s all-time greatest quarterbacks and is statistically the second best passer in league history. Throughout his impressive 16-year NFL career, Elway won brought the Broncos two Super Bowl championships and was named Super Bowl XXXIII MVP. Earning Denver to six trips to the AFC Championship and five Super Bowl appearances, the nine-time Pro Bowl selection and 1987 AP NFL MVP was also the winningest starting quarterback ever at the time of his retirement.
Before joining the NFL, John Elway played college football at Stanford University. The All-American quarterback led the Cardinals to much success during his NCAA football career, despite falling just short of the Hall of Fame Classic bowl game and the Heisman Trophy during his senior season. Upon graduating, Elway held just about every Stanford and Pac-10 conference record for a quarterback, which eventually earned him a place in the College Football Hall of Fame.
Despite being selected with the first overall pick of the 1983 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Colts, John Elway got his start in professional football with the Broncos when he was immediately traded to Denver. Although he was one of the most anticipated players of his draft class to enter the NFL, Elway struggled to emerge as a prolific young NFL quarterback in his early career. By the 1986 NFL season, Elway managed to lead the Broncos to Super Bowl XXI as he engineered a 98-yard drive for a game-tying touchdown in the AFC Championship game, known as ‘The Drive” and one of the greatest moments in NFL history. Although the Broncos fell to the Giants during Elway’s first Super Bowl appearances, the quarterback returned the following season to win the prestigious NFL Most Valuable Player Award and take Denver to a second consecutive Super Bowl appearance. With another loss at the championship to fuel the fire, Elway once again led the Denver Broncos to the Big Game after the 1989 season, in which his team went down in a miserable loss to the 49ers.
Just as his many critics began to doubt that John Elway would ever win a Super Bowl ring during his career, the Broncos quarterback reached his fourth championship after the 1997 season. At Super Bowl XXXII, Elway brought the Broncos their first Super Bowl title with a victory over the Green Bay Packers. The very next season, the Denver Broncos returned to the Big Game and repeated as champions courtesy of Elway’s heroics that earned him the Super Bowl XXIII MVP title.
Notorious for his 4th quarter comebacks and leading the Broncos to back-to-back Super Bowl championships, John Elway retired from the NFL as one of the most decorated quarterbacks in football history. The prestigious list of Elway’s accomplishments includes Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year, Walter Camp Man of the Year, NFL 1990s All-Decade Team, five-time AFC Champion, and nine-time Pro Bowl selection. The two-time Super Bowl champion also has one of the best winning percentages ever and is tied for the most Pro Bowl appearances. In honor of his illustrious career and huge impact on the sport, John Elway’s famous #7 was retired by the Broncos and the legendary quarterback was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004.
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