John Elway is a retired American football player who has played in the NFL (National Football League). He is currently the general manager of Denver Broncos. During his career, he played only with Denver Broncos and he also played college football. He served as a quarterback and retired in 1999. He holds the record of second most prolific passer in the history of NFL. He has led Denver to win their first Super Bowl in the 1997 season. Together with Denver, he has won 6 AFC Championships and 5 Super Bowls. The estimated net worth of John Elway is $155 million.
John Albert Elway Jr. was born on June 28, 1960, in Port Angeles, Washington. He was born to parents Jack Elway and Janet Elway. His father used to be the head coach of Port Angeles High School. He also has a twin sister and another sister by the name Lee Ann. His father was also the assistant coach at Washington and Montana and the family also lived in the respective states.
He attended Pullman High School and later went to Granada Hills High School. In his high school, John made 5,711 passing yards and 49 touchdowns. He received offer 60 scholarship offers and was also selected as a baseball player. In 1979, he went to Stanford University and began playing baseball and football. In his college career, he made 774 passes and 77 touchdowns. As a baseball player, he was selected by the New York Yankees and received $150,000 from the Yankees. He completed his graduation with a degree in economics.
In 1984, John Elway was married to Janet Buchan. They have four children named Juliana, Jack, Jordan, and Jessica. In 2003, he divorced Buchan. In 2009, he got married to Paige Green. His twin sister, Jana, died of lung cancer in 2002.
John Elway was the first overall pick in the 1983 NFL Draft by Baltimore Colts. He was not comfortable with playing for the Colts and decided to opt for baseball rather. Several clubs wanted Elway in their team and in the 1984 NFL Draft, he was traded to Denver Broncos for Chris Hinton. He became the most anticipated athlete in NFL history.
In his debut for the Broncos, he opened against Pittsburg Steelers. In the 1986 NFL season, he led the Broncos to the Super Bowl XXI. The Broncos then had a defeat in the Super Bowl XXII by Washington Redskins. In the 1997 season, he again led the Broncos to win the Super Bowl XXXIII by beating Green Bay Packers. In May 1999, Elway announced his retirement from football at the age of 38.
His jersey number 7 was retired by the Denver Broncos in September 1999. In 2002, he became the co-owner of Colorado Crush of Arena football. In 2007, he became the chairman of Arena Football league’s executive committee. He became the vice president of football operations for Denver Broncos in January 2011. After the 2011 season, he was elected as the general manager of the Broncos.
In 2000, he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. In 2004, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In 1998, he won the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player Award. He was named as the AP Most Valuable Player in 1987.
How much is Net Worth of John Elway in 2017
John Elway has excelled both as a professional football player and as a general manager. Under his management, the Broncos has reached the Super Bowl XLVIII and has also won two AFC Championships and four division titles. In 2016, Denver won Super Bowl 50 over Carolina Panthers. He is also an accomplished baseball player during his college and was also drafted in the Major League Baseball Draft.
He has gone on to accumulate good wealth after having success in his career. John Elway’s net worth is an estimated $155 million US dollars as of 2017. He owes this fortune to all the success he had with the Broncos. His total career stats include 51,475 passing yards for 300 touchdowns. He also owns two restaurants in Denver and had five auto dealerships. He also does commentary for the Broncos and has endorsed the LASIK eye surgery.
Elway has become the spokesperson of OpenSports.com. His wife Paige Green was a cheerleader in the Oakland Raiders. In 2001, his father died of heart attack.