John Albert Elway Jr. Bio, Career, Early life, Personal life, Net worth, Facts
Who is John Elway?
John Elway is currently serving as Football Operations Executive Vice President and Denver Broncos National Football League Team General Manager.
In the Early Life of John Albert Elway Jr.
John was born on June 28, 1960. John and his twin sister were born to parents Janet and Jack Elway in Washington in an area called Port Angeles. His father Jack was at the Port Angeles High School a one-time head coach. They didn't have the largest family, John has a sister Lee Ann who was just one year older than the twins. As is common among most professional NFL stars, the romance of John Elway with the game dates back to High School where he was known as the Dual-Threat Quarterback as a player, which meant his impressive passing ability.
In the career of John Albert Elway Jr.
Fig: John Elway as NFL player
Because of the influence of his father, Elway not only played football but also played baseball, he played both sports successfully during his time at Stanford University. Elway was enshrined in the fame hall of college soccer in the year 2000. And he was selected by the New York Yankees in the second round of the 1981 Major League Baseball Draft in his baseball career. Apart from playing sports back in college, Elway graduated with an economics degree and is also a member of the fraternity of Tau Delta.
In his professional career, the Baltimore Colts drafted Elway as their first and overall pick in the 1983 NFL Draft, but John was cautious about playing for the Colts because his father warned him against playing for the Colts coach who his father knew he was a tough taskmaster. Elway had trouble negotiating his Colts contract and was asked to be traded. He threatened to join the Yankees full-time if, due to his supposed desire to remain on the west coast, he was not traded off. He was also denounced by NFL legend Terry Bradshaw who called out the player and told him to remain a baseball player permanently, insisting that titles with such an attitude could not be won in the NFL.
When Colts General Manager Ernie Accorsi, who always wanted Elway, came out and said the Quarterback was his first choice at the Franchise, the transfer fiasco was resolved. When he left the Colts and joined the Denver Broncos at the beginning of the 1993 season in what was the most anticipated move in the NFL's history, it was so eagerly anticipated that local newspapers ran sections with the headline "The Elway Watch." He peaked in the 1986 season when, after defeating the Cleveland Browns, he led the Broncos to the Super Bowl XXI.
In the following year, when he won the NFL Most Valuable Player Award, Elway received further glory in 1987. He then achieved the greatest feat of a pro ball player when after eight years he led his team back to the Super Bowl in 1997. And at the end of his glittering 16-year career at the Denver’s, Elway called time on his career in 1999. He finished his career recording the highest wins as a quarterback. He also goes down in history as the player with the second most successful passes in NFL History.
How much is the net worth of John Albert Elway Jr.?
Fig: John Elway lifestyle
John Elway is a retired American soccer player with $145 million in net worth. John Elway earned his net worth as a quarterback to the NFL's Denver Broncos through his career.
In the Personal Life of John Albert Elway Jr.
Fig: John Elway with his wife Janet Buchan
John Elway met his life's love, Janet Buchan playing soccer and baseball back at Stanford University College where she competed on the swimming team at the school. They fell in love and married later. With four children, the couple is blessed. The marriage of Elway to Janet ended when the once happy couple was separated in 2002 and a divorce was finalized in 2003.
The former Oakland Cheerleader Paige Green was remarried by John Elway in August 2009. As mentioned earlier, Elway had a twin sister, but when she succumbed to lung cancer at age 42, she sadly passed away. John's first daughter, Jessica, attended Stanford and joined the basketball team at the Universities. His first son Jack followed his father's sporting footsteps and is now the quarterback at Colorado's Cherry Creek High School. Jordan and Juliana Elway are the other kids.
Facts of John Albert Elway Jr.
As of the 2017 off-season NFL, Elway held at least 33 Broncos franchise records, including:
• Completions: career (4,123), playoffs (355), rookie season (123)
• Pass attempts: career (7,250), game (59 on 1993-10-10 @GNB; with Peyton Manning), playoffs (651), rookie season (259 in 1983), rookie game (44 on 1983-12-11 BAL)
• Passing yards: career (51,475), playoffs (4,964), rookie game (345 on 1983-12-111 BAL).
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