From the time he arrived in Denver, I was a John Elway fan. He fit the bill: He was the Broncos’ quarterback. What can I say? I bleed orange.
Elway, though, possessed more than other quarterbacks of his era, including Dan Marino and, as far as I’m concerned, Joe Montana. It went to the intangibles.
“The Drive,” the 1987 comeback against the Cleveland Browns, has become football lore. It would take him 10 more years to bring a Super Bowl to Denver, but bring not just one, but two, he did.