Tag:John Elway
Posted on: October 3, 2010 9:18 pm
 

Manning passes Elway on all-time yards list

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Late in the fourth quarter, while he was driving the Colts on the game-tying drive, QB Peyton Manning passed John Elway for third on the all-time list for passing yards.

Once the 31-28 Jacksonville stunner was complete, Manning had completed 33 of 46 passes for 352 yards, two TDs, and an INT that wasn’t his fault. He also had climbed to 51,493 yards for his career.

But he still has quite a ways to go before he can threaten the top mark of all time. That record is held by Brett Favre – who, after Week 3, is at 69,926 yards (obviously, he’ll continue to add to that mark).

No. 2 on the list is Dan Marino, who threw for 61,361 yards during his career. Barring injury, Manning could catch Marino in the middle of the 2013 season.

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Posted on: October 1, 2010 8:53 pm
 

John Elway discusses the Broncos

Posted by Will Brinson

You'd be hard pressed to find someone who is more representative of the Denver Broncos than Hall of Famer John Elway -- his two Super Bowl wins for the franchise solidified his legendary career and made Mike Shanahan one of the most respected coaches in the game.

Fortunately, CBSSports.com got a chance to catch up with Elway on Friday to talk about the state of the Broncos, whether or not Kyle Orton represents the future at quarterback for the franchise (and, of course, if he can be a "franchise QB"), how short of a leash Josh McDaniels is on, and much, much more.

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Posted on: August 19, 2010 10:12 pm
Edited on: August 19, 2010 10:25 pm
 

Broncos extend Orton; Tebow fans gnash teeth

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

According to various media reports, the Broncos have extended QB Kyle Orton’s contract an extra year through 2011. The extension is for $9 million ($5.5 million of that is guaranteed, according to NFL.com’s Jason La Canfor a, and it speaks to the fact the club likes Orton quite a bit.

That might be because backup Brady Quinn was so bad in the first preseason game against the Bengals – he’s been pretty crappy throughout his career, come to think of it –  and Denver simply doesn’t trust him. It might be because nobody is sure what exactly Tim Tebow will become. Or it might simply be because Orton (62.1 percent completed, 3,802 yards, 21 TDs, 12 INTs last year) impressed the Broncos front office in his first season with the team.

I actually like the move quite a bit. I certainly don’t think Orton is the next John Elway, but he’s solid enough, especially in that division – only San Diego’s Philip Rivers is clearly a better QB.

While we wait to see whether Tebow can play QB in this league, the Broncos have a pretty good one in Orton who coach Josh McDaniels can feel comfortable with every week.

UPDATE (10:23 PM ET):
Kyle Orton's statement as released through the team. "This is the place that my wife and I definitely want to be. Considering the labor environment, I'm aware of how difficult it was to get this deal done and am extremely appreciative of all of the hard work and support from [general manager] Brian Xanders and Coach McDaniels during this process. I'm eager to get this season started and will do whatever I can to help this team be successful."

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Posted on: June 28, 2010 9:10 pm
 

Elway Interested In Owning Part of Broncos

Woody Paige of The Denver Post ran an interesting piece on John Elway. The Hall of Fame quarterback, who turned 50 today, says he would like to own a slice of the Denver Broncos.

Here’s an excerpt:

Elway's association with the team he carried to five Super Bowls, winning two, has been strained the past several years. But he recently bonded with second-year coach Josh McDaniels and rookie quarterback Tim Tebow, and reconnected with owner Pat Bowlen. He has agreed to help the Broncos market this season's game in London and attend training- camp practices.
He hopes to become an untitled adviser to, and part-time coach for, the Broncos, offering "the experience and knowledge I have about football."

Eventually, Elway would like to own a piece of the franchise, which appeared a certainty when he retired after the 1998 season.
"That's always a possibility, but it really depends on what Pat's going to do. Would I like to be a part owner? Yes. I'd like for it to happen here. If not, and there is an opportunity somewhere else, I'd definitely look at that, too."

The rest of the piece focuses on Elway’s reflections on life and his bourgeoning business career. You can read it here.

--Andy Benoit

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