Top Five Comebacks in John Elway’s Career
By Tylor Walden
John Elway’s First Comeback against the Colts
They say you never forget your first comeback. The first one of John Elway’s career was quite a defining one. Down 19-0 to the Baltimore Colts, Elway led his team to victory.
During the fourth quarter, Elway threw three touchdown passes to help lead the Broncos in outscoring the Colts 21-0 in the fourth quarter.
What made this performance spectacular was that Elway was just a rookie. He had a performance that was worth noting. He completed 23 of his 44 passes for 345 yards and recorded his three touchdowns. The Colts would drive down the field, but miss a long field goal as time expired to seal the comeback.
It proved to be a big win as it would help lead the Denver Broncos to the playoffs. Going to the playoffs in your rookie year is quite the feat.