Leaving on Top: The John Elway Story

By NFLSportChannel
for NFLSportChannel.com

Published: March 31, 2009

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... is just that, a dream.

Not if you’re John Elway.

The kid from California was an incredible multi-sport athlete. He played baseball and football. The Kansas City Royals drafted him out of high school and then a few years later, the New York Yankees selected him in the second round.

Elway’s career is the stuff you only dream up. The comeback kid, the quarterback you want under center with your team down by four and two minutes to go.

He was gutsy. He was cool. He had a rocket for an arm.

He had already won one Super Bowl.

What on Earth was he doing trying to come back at 38 and win another one?

He was being John Elway.

The Broncos, fresh off their first Super Bowl victory in team history, had little to prove. Elway himself had little to prove, his career was well spoken for and his induction to the Hall of Fame was a forgone conclusion.

Elway had been billed as too o...

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