13 Facts About John Elway

1. On January 5, 2011, John Elway was named general manager and executive vice president of football operations of the Broncos, with the final say in all football matters.

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2. In December 2010, John Elway expressed interest in working as the Broncos' top football executive, after having dinner with Broncos owner Pat Bowlen.

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3. At the time, John Elway said the move could allow him to get back into the auto business under his own name.

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4. In December 2006, John Elway ended a nine-year licensing agreement with AutoNation, removing his name from Denver-area dealerships.

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5. In February 2007, John Elway was elected chairman of the AFL's executive committee.

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6. As of 2017's NFL off-season, John Elway held at least 33 Broncos franchise records, including:.

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7. On May 2, 1999, at the age of 38, John Elway announced his retirement from professional football.

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8. In the 1986 season, John 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.

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9. In his first game, John Elway was relieved by veteran quarterback Steve DeBerg, who led the Broncos to a victory.

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10. In the 1983 NFL Draft, John Elway was selected as the first overall pick by the Baltimore Colts.

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11. In 2000, John Elway was enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame.

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12. In January 1987, John Elway embarked on one of the most notable performances in sports and in NFL history, helping engineer a 98-yard, game-tying touchdown drive in the AFC Championship Game against the Cleveland Browns.

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13. At the time of his retirement in early 1999, John Elway recorded the most victories by a starting quarterback and statistically was the second most prolific passer in NFL history.

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