Longform

John Elway

Page 3 of 3

So, then. What now? Does John Elway, when the moment comes, simply limp off to the Broncos archives, where Craig Morton, Marlin Brisco, Steve Tensi and Frank Tripucka are drawing X's and O's in the sky? Does he watch his name go up on the Ring of Fame and call it a day? Does he fade away?

Not likely. Not the greatest player in Denver Broncos history. For fifteen years he's been passing through our dreams. Fifty more, he shall still be passing through. Biff. The Duke. Number Seven. The Standard.

KEEP WESTWORD FREE... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Bill Gallo
Contact: Bill Gallo