Elway came out of Stanford and was drafted by the Colts but eventually signed with the Broncos.
Elway and the Broncos lost 3 Super Bowl in 1987, 1988 and 1990. He came back a few years later and defeated the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XXXII. They repeated by defeating the Atlanta Falcons 34–19 the next season.
His accomplishments put him in the NFL Hall of Fame:
148 games won as a starting quarterback – NFL Record47 game-winning or game-tying drives in the fourth quarter – NFL Record5-time Super Bowl starting quarterback – NFL Record50,000+ career passing yards and 3,000+ career rushing yards – NFL Record7 consecutive seasons with 3000+ passing yards and 200+ rushing yardsNFL Most Valuable Player – 1987Super Bowl Most Valuable Player – Super Bowl XXXIII9-time Pro Bowl selection3-time All Pro selection