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Messiest divorces in Broncos history: Dan Reeves
The late Dan Reeves spent 12 seasons as the coach of the Broncos, taking them to three Super Bowls. But that didn’t come without controversy, particularly at the end.
Though Reeves and Elway enjoyed much success together, the two weren’t particularly fond of one another.
This all seemed to become part of the public eye when Reeves used his first-round pick on a quarterback, taking UCLA’s Tommy Maddox. That was a move that Elway felt about the same way Aaron Rodgers did when the Green Bay Packers selected Jordan Love in the first round.
Prior to that draft, Reeves had also fired Shanahan, the team’s offensive coordinator, claiming insubordination. Reeves would not last much longer himself, being fired following that 1992 season.
That seemed to make Elway happy and who can forget this classic cover of Sports Illustrated?
Reeves would go on to coach the New York Giants and then the Atlanta Falcons. It was fitting that in the final game of Elway’s career — Super Bowl XXXIII — he defeated Reeves’ Falcons.