November 7, 2013; Stanford, CA, USA; Stanford Cardinal former quarterback John Elway smiles on the sideline during the first quarter against the Oregon Ducks at Stanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
Happy 54th birthday to Denver Broncos legend John Elway!
Elway’s contributions to the city of Denver and the Broncos’ organization are too many to list here, but I thought Patrick Smyth (Broncos exec. director of media relations) had some really cool Tweets of statistics out this morning on his contributions as GM of the team.
That last stat is really cool to me. As a GM, that’s a testament to your scouting department, recruiting abilities, and being able to identify players who fit the culture of this team and league.
The ultimate goal for Elway and the Broncos is to win a Super Bowl, and he’s determined to make that happen by whatever means necessary. He’s made some really bold moves as a GM, and is proving he’s as competitive in the front office as he is on the field.
Happy birthday to the GOAT!