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John Elway

Denver's John Elway has found success behind the scenes

Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is congratulated by John Elway, a two-time Super Bowl winner and current president of football operations for Denver, after a 26-16 victory over the New England Patriots on Sunday in the AFC championship game. (Jamie Squire / Getty Images / January 19...

Peyton Manning, John Elway share a unique bond in Denver

Peyton Manning (left) and John Elway have followed similar paths to greatness. NEWARK, N.J. -- With apologies to Richard Sherman and the weather, both of which seemingly inspire endless discussion and debate, there's one topic that captivates me above all others about Super Bowl XLVIII: ...

Brady and Manning Headline Day of Dueling Quarterbacks

Steven Senne/Associated Press ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — In an upstairs conference room at the Denver Broncos’ practice facility, John Elway rocked back and forth in his black leather seat and swiveled from side to side. Three days before his Broncos were to play for a berth in the Super Bowl...

John Elway on New England: “It’s kind of a fun arms race”

The first week of NFL free agency felt like an “anything you can do, I can do better” battle between John Elway and Bill Belichick. Elway’s Denver Broncos, who beat Belichick’s New England Patriots in the AFC championship game and lost to them in the 2013 regular season, swiped ...

Poor Game Seals Season but Not Debate on Legacy

Take John Elway’s arm, Dan Marino’s release, maybe Troy Aikman’s drop-back, Brett Favre’s scrambling ability, Joe Montana’s two-minute poise and, naturally, my speed.” He drew laughter with the punch line. But he cleverly managed to make himself part of the conversation, for whatever ...

Recapping the Denver Broncos Free Agent Moves: GM John Elway Speaks

General manager John Elway leads with the philosophy that his team will fill holes with veteran free agents, and then they’ll take the best players available (regardless of position) in the NFL draft. The Broncos had weak spots they needed to mend, and that’s precisely what they’ve done ...

Denver Broncos extend John Elway deal, add GM to title

Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen hired John Elway to return the team to prominence and now he and team president Joe Ellis have formally extended the executive vice president's contract and added general manager to his title to try and keep the team there. John Elway had his ...

Super Bowl XLVIII: Denver Broncos guided by two great quarterbacks

John Elway retired in 1999 after steering the Denver Broncos to back-to-back titles. These days he is happy to lead his team in a different way, as executive vice-president of football operations. But Elway is even happier to know that Peyton Manning has replaced him on the field. ...

John Elway Talks Super Bowl XLVIII in Interview with Rachel Nichols

John Elway guided the Denver Broncos to their two Super Bowl titles as a superstar quarterback. Now the 53-year-old has made a tremendous transition to the front office, serving as the franchise's executive vice president of football operations. Thanks largely to Elway's personnel ...

Trading Tim Tebow a risk only John Elway could take

Nancy Armour, USA TODAY Sports 9:17 p.m. EST January 30, 2014 Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway, now vice president of football operations for the Denver Broncos, made the decision in 2012 to sign Peyton Manning and trade Tim Tebow, at the time a popular Broncos player who had just ...

John Elway rant after preseason loss to Seahawks helped fuel Broncos

John Elway holds AFC Championship trophy as QB legend is proving to be an outstanding executive with Broncos. For all the talk about Peyton Manning’s legacy this week, it’s worth remembering that John Elway risked his own legacy when he became executive vice president of football ...

Super Bowl John Elway recalls Denver Broncos team meeting after preseason loss to Seattle Seahawk

NEWARK, N.J.-- Looking back, John Elway said "tirade" might be too strong of a word to describe his appearance at an August team meeting. But it was critical, honest, unflinching and a push toward the Denver Broncos ' appearance in Super Bowl XLVIII. And with the buzz of Super Bowl media ...

Super Bowl XXXIII: Second time is Super easy for Broncos in rout of Falcons

It ended with John Elway, fighting back tears, striding triumphantly to the sideline with 37 seconds remaining in the Broncos' 34-19 victory over the Falcons. He was engulfed by his loving teammates, perhaps for the final time in his legendary career. "That walk, I'll remember it for the ...

Super Bowl XXXII: John Elway and Broncos finally win big game, defeat Packers, 31-24

The Super Bowl had never been kind to the Denver Broncos, especially to John Elway. Before their appearance in Super Bowl XXXII, Denver was 0-4 in the big game. Three of the losses came in a four-year span with Elway at the helm. They were miserable blowouts as Denver was ...

Broncos' John Elway expects Peyton Manning back in 2014

Lindsay H. Jones, USA TODAY Sports 6:24 p.m. EST January 16, 2014 Peyton Manning and John Elway have teamed up to give the Broncos back-to-back AFC West titles. ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — As a quarterback, John Elway enjoyed nothing more than the NFL playoffs. But now that he's running ...

Elway proud to have his No. 7 retired at Stanford

7 retired at Stanford John Elway was named Pac-10 Player of the Year and was a consensus All-American in his senior year, and he finished second in the Heisman Trophy balloting. Photo: Paul Sakuma, Associated Press John Elway was named Pac-10 Player of the Year and was a ...

Fantex Makes John Elway and Arian Foster Unusual Bedfellows

Executive vice president of football operations John Elway of the Denver Broncos looks on from the sidelines before the game between the Denver Broncos and the Baltimore Ravens at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver on Sept. 5, 2013 John Elway, executive vice president ...

The Columbus Dispatch posts headline of John Elway throwing 7 touchdowns, not Peyton Manning

"Mike & Mike" discuss the headline blunder in The Columbus Dispatch that said John Elway, not Peyton Manning, threw seven touchdowns in the Broncos' win.Tags: Peyton Manning, John Elway, Broncos, Columbus Dispatch, Mike and Mike Highlight Of The Night: Peyton Manning tied an NFL ...

John Elway on Johnny Manziel: 'He's a great little player'

John Elway apologized and said he didn't mean it, but when he opined Friday that Johnny Manziel "is a great little player," the size issue came to the forefront again at the NFL draft combine. The Hall of Fame quarterback and Denver Broncos executive vice president of football operations ...

Stanford Retires John Elway’s No. 7 Jersey

John Elway during the ceremony at halftime of the Stanford-Oregon game (credit: SF Chronicle/SFGate.com) STANFORD, Calif. (AP) – The Denver Broncos retired John Elway’s No. 7 jersey four months after he announced his playing career was over in 1999. The following year, he was ...

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