John Elway is a former American football quarterback who played in the NFL from 1983 to 1998. He was born on June 28, 1960, in Port Angeles, Washington, and played college football at Stanford University. He was drafted by the Baltimore Colts with the first overall pick in the 1983 NFL Draft, but he refused to play for the team and instead chose to play professional baseball for the New York Yankees organization. He was later traded to the Denver Broncos in 1983 and played for the team for 16 seasons.
Elway is widely considered one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history and is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He was a nine-time Pro Bowler and led the Denver Broncos to five Super Bowl appearances and two championships. He is also remembered for his incredible comebacks and his ability to perform in clutch situations. He holds several NFL records, including most career victories by a starting quarterback and most career rushing yards by a quarterback.