John Elway is, without a doubt, the greatest player in Denver Broncos history.
The comeback king Elway played 16 seasons in Denver. In that time, he set every major record in Denver’s record book and led the team to five Super Bowls (with two victories).
He is a nine-time Pro-Bowl selection and is often named one of the top quarterbacks of all-time.
For his career, he threw for 51,475 yards and 300 touchdowns. After the Super Bowl 33 victory over Atlanta, in which he won Super Bowl MVP honors, Elway retired.
Elway finished his career with numerous accolades including three-time All-Pro selection, two-time AFC Offensive Player of the Year, the NFL’s Most Valuable Player (1987), and a member of the NFL 1990’s All-Decade team.
Post-retirement, Elway has continued his dominance off the field. He is a successful businessman, using his name recognition to spawn multiple ventures.
He has a chain of high-end steakhouses in the Denver area, multiple car dealerships, and at one point, he was part owner of the Colorado Crush.
In 2004, Elway was selected to the NFL Hall of Fame. He is also currently a member of Denver’s Ring of Fame, and his number seven is retired by both Denver and his alma mater, Stanford.
Today, he serves as Denver’s General Manager and led the team to their third Super Bowl victory in the 2015 NFL Season.