John Elway inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Quarterback John Elway was the Broncos’ first inductee into the Pro Football Hall of Fame to have spent his entire career with the club, playing a franchise-record 16 seasons (1983-1998).

Elected on Jan. 31, 2004, and inducted on Aug. 8, 2004, as a “first-ballot” Hall of Famer, Elway is arguably the best quarterback to have played the game.

A nine-time Pro Bowl choice who retired as the NFL’s all-time leader in wins (148) among quarterbacks, Elway capped his career with back-to-back World Championships and started in five Super Bowls. Elway, who ranks sixth in NFL history in career passing yards (51,475) and seventh in touchdown passes (300), holds an NFL-record 7 fourth-quarter or overtime game-winning or game-tying drives.