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John Elway

John Albert Elway (twitter: @johnelway)

Position: QB
Height: 6-3    Weight: 215 lbs.
Throws: Right

Born: June 28, 1960 in Port Angeles, WA
High School: Granada Hills
College: Stanford   (school history)    (Elway college stats)
Drafted by the Baltimore Colts in the 1st round (1st overall) of the 1983 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 138 (12th overall since 1950)
9-time Pro Bowler (fine print)
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 2004

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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 16, 2014 1:25PM
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Passing

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD AV
1983 23 DEN QB 7 11 10 4-6-0 123 259 47.5 1663 7 2.7 14 5.4 49 6.4 4.5 13.5 151.2 54.9 28 218 5.03 3.33 9.8 1 1 4
1984 24 DEN QB 7 15 14 12-2-0 214 380 56.3 2598 18 4.7 15 3.9 73 6.8 6.0 12.1 173.2 76.8 24 158 6.04 5.26 5.9 2 2 10
1985 25 DEN QB 7 16 16 11-5-0 327 605 54.0 3891 22 3.6 23 3.8 65 6.4 5.4 11.9 243.2 70.2 38 307 5.57 4.65 5.9 6 6 13
1986* 26 DEN QB 7 16 16 11-5-0 280 504 55.6 3485 19 3.8 13 2.6 53 6.9 6.5 12.4 217.8 79.0 32 233 6.07 5.68 6.0 2 2 14
1987* 27 DEN QB 7 12 12 8-3-1 224 410 54.6 3198 19 4.6 12 2.9 72 7.8 7.4 14.3 266.5 83.4 20 138 7.12 6.74 4.7 3 3 14
1988 28 DEN QB 7 15 15 8-7-0 274 496 55.2 3309 17 3.4 19 3.8 86 6.7 5.6 12.1 220.6 71.4 30 237 5.84 4.86 5.7 1 1 12
1989* 29 DEN QB 7 15 15 10-5-0 223 416 53.6 3051 18 4.3 18 4.3 69 7.3 6.3 13.7 203.4 73.7 35 298 6.10 5.11 7.8 3 3 12
1990 30 DEN QB 7 16 16 5-11-0 294 502 58.6 3526 15 3.0 14 2.8 66 7.0 6.4 12.0 220.4 78.5 43 311 5.90 5.29 7.9 1 3 13
1991* 31 DEN QB 7 16 16 12-4-0 242 451 53.7 3253 13 2.9 12 2.7 71 7.2 6.6 13.4 203.3 75.4 45 305 5.94 5.38 9.1 2 5 13
1992 32 DEN QB 7 12 12 8-4-0 174 316 55.1 2242 10 3.2 17 5.4 80 7.1 5.3 12.9 186.8 65.7 36 272 5.60 3.99 10.2 3 3 7
1993* 33 DEN QB 7 16 16 9-7-0 348 551 63.2 4030 25 4.5 10 1.8 63 7.3 7.4 11.6 251.9 92.8 39 293 6.33 6.42 6.6 1 1 17
1994* 34 DEN QB 7 14 14 7-7-0 307 494 62.1 3490 16 3.2 10 2.0 63 7.1 6.8 11.4 249.3 85.7 46 303 5.90 5.66 8.5 2 3 12
1995 35 DEN QB 7 16 16 8-8-0 316 542 58.3 3970 26 4.8 14 2.6 62 7.3 7.1 12.6 248.1 86.4 22 180 6.72 6.52 3.9 1 3 15
1996* 36 DEN QB 7 15 15 13-2-0 287 466 61.6 3328 26 5.6 14 3.0 51 7.1 6.9 11.6 221.9 89.2 26 194 6.37 6.15 5.3 4 4 15
1997* 37 DEN QB 7 16 16 12-4-0 280 502 55.8 3635 27 5.4 11 2.2 78 7.2 7.3 13.0 227.2 87.5 34 203 6.40 6.49 6.3 1 4 18
1998* 38 DEN QB 7 13 12 10-2-0 210 356 59.0 2806 22 6.2 10 2.8 58 7.9 7.9 13.4 215.8 93.0 18 135 7.14 7.11 4.8 2 2 14
Career 234 231 148-82-1 4123 7250 56.9 51475 300 4.1 226 3.1 86 7.1 6.5 12.5 220.0 79.9 516 3785 6.14 5.60 6.6 35 46 203

Playoff Record as Starting QB: 1984 (0-1), 1986 (2-1), 1987 (2-1), 1989 (2-1), 1991 (1-1), 1993 (0-1), 1996 (0-1), 1997 (4-0), 1998 (3-0)
Playoff Comebacks: 1986 (1),1989 (1),1991 (1),1997 (1)
Playoff Game-Winning Drives: 1986 (1),1987 (1),1989 (1),1991 (1),1997 (2)

Comeback and game-winning drive numbers are based on research by Scott Kacsmar, as described in parts I, II, and III on the blog.

Advanced Passing

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS QBrec Att Y/A+ NY/A+ AY/A+ ANY/A+ Cmp%+ TD%+ Int%+ Sack%+ Rate+
1983 23 DEN QB 7 11 10 4-6-0 259 86 83 81 79 71 84 85 90 75
1984 24 DEN QB 7 15 14 12-2-0 380 94 103 99 104 101 106 103 114 102
1985 25 DEN QB 7 16 16 11-5-0 605 87 94 92 96 94 95 104 113 94
1986* 26 DEN QB 7 16 16 11-5-0 504 98 104 107 110 102 95 120 111 106
1987* 27 DEN QB 7 12 12 8-3-1 410 118 124 119 124 99 105 114 116 112
1988 28 DEN QB 7 15 15 8-7-0 496 93 97 94 96 101 92 101 109 96
1989* 29 DEN QB 7 15 15 10-5-0 416 107 102 101 99 94 103 92 95 98
1990 30 DEN QB 7 16 16 5-11-0 502 100 97 103 101 108 89 112 94 103
1991* 31 DEN QB 7 16 16 12-4-0 451 106 101 107 103 88 88 114 89 99
1992 32 DEN QB 7 12 12 8-4-0 316 105 96 91 86 92 94 72 80 86
1993* 33 DEN QB 7 16 16 9-7-0 551 111 109 119 117 116 110 124 101 121
1994* 34 DEN QB 7 14 14 7-7-0 494 107 100 110 105 113 93 117 85 110
1995 35 DEN QB 7 16 16 8-8-0 542 114 118 116 118 101 111 110 115 112
1996* 36 DEN QB 7 15 15 13-2-0 466 111 113 113 114 116 121 102 109 117
1997* 37 DEN QB 7 16 16 12-4-0 502 110 112 115 116 96 115 115 104 113
1998* 38 DEN QB 7 13 12 10-2-0 356 120 124 120 123 109 122 106 114 119
Career 234 231 148-82-1 7250

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
1983 23 DEN QB 7 11 10 28 146 1 23 5.2 13.3 2.5 146 1 6
1984 24 DEN QB 7 15 14 56 237 1 21 4.2 15.8 3.7 237 1 14
1985 25 DEN QB 7 16 16 51 253 0 22 5.0 15.8 3.2 253 0 7
1986* 26 DEN QB 7 16 16 52 257 1 24 4.9 16.1 3.3 1 23 23.0 1 23 0.1 1.4 280 2 8
1987* 27 DEN QB 7 12 12 66 304 4 29 4.6 25.3 5.5 304 4 2
1988 28 DEN QB 7 15 15 54 234 1 26 4.3 15.6 3.6 234 1 7
1989* 29 DEN QB 7 15 15 48 244 3 31 5.1 16.3 3.2 244 3 9
1990 30 DEN QB 7 16 16 50 258 3 21 5.2 16.1 3.1 258 3 8
1991* 31 DEN QB 7 16 16 55 255 6 17 4.6 15.9 3.4 1 24 24.0 0 24 0.1 1.5 279 6 12
1992 32 DEN QB 7 12 12 34 94 2 9 2.8 7.8 2.8 94 2 12
1993* 33 DEN QB 7 16 16 44 153 0 18 3.5 9.6 2.8 153 0 8
1994* 34 DEN QB 7 14 14 58 235 4 22 4.1 16.8 4.1 235 4 11
1995 35 DEN QB 7 16 16 41 176 1 25 4.3 11.0 2.6 176 1 9
1996* 36 DEN QB 7 15 15 50 249 4 22 5.0 16.6 3.3 249 4 6
1997* 37 DEN QB 7 16 16 50 218 1 23 4.4 13.6 3.1 218 1 11
1998* 38 DEN QB 7 13 12 37 94 1 16 2.5 7.2 2.8 1 14 14.0 0 14 0.1 1.1 108 1 7
Career 234 231 774 3407 33 31 4.4 14.6 3.3 3 61 20.3 1 24 0.0 0.3 3468 34 137

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
1983 23 DEN QB 7 11 10 0 6 3 0 0
1984 24 DEN QB 7 15 14 0 14 5 -10 0
1985 25 DEN QB 7 16 16 0 7 2 -35 0
1986* 26 DEN QB 7 16 16 0 8 1 -13 0
1987* 27 DEN QB 7 12 12 0 2 0 -1 0
1988 28 DEN QB 7 15 15 0 7 5 -9 0
1989* 29 DEN QB 7 15 15 0 9 2 -4 0
1990 30 DEN QB 7 16 16 0 8 1 -3 0
1991* 31 DEN QB 7 16 16 0 12 2 0 0
1992 32 DEN QB 7 12 12 0 12 1 0 0
1993* 33 DEN QB 7 16 16 0 8 5 -5 0
1994* 34 DEN QB 7 14 14 0 11 2 -5 0
1995 35 DEN QB 7 16 16 0 9 1 -7 0
1996* 36 DEN QB 7 15 15 0 6 2 -4 0
1997* 37 DEN QB 7 16 16 0 11 1 -21 0
1998* 38 DEN QB 7 13 12 0 7 2 -18 0
Career 234 231 0 137 35 -135 0

Kicking & Punting

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
1987* 27 DEN QB 7 12 12 1 31 31 0 31.0
1988 28 DEN QB 7 15 15 3 117 40 0 39.0
1989* 29 DEN QB 7 15 15 1 34 34 0 34.0
1990 30 DEN QB 7 16 16 1 37 37 0 37.0
1991* 31 DEN QB 7 16 16 1 34 34 0 34.0
Career 234 231 7 253 40 0 36.1

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1983 23 DEN QB 7 11 10 1 1 6
1984 24 DEN QB 7 15 14 1 1 6
1986* 26 DEN QB 7 16 16 1 1 2 12
1987* 27 DEN QB 7 12 12 4 4 24
1988 28 DEN QB 7 15 15 1 1 6
1989* 29 DEN QB 7 15 15 3 3 18
1990 30 DEN QB 7 16 16 3 3 18
1991* 31 DEN QB 7 16 16 6 6 36
1992 32 DEN QB 7 12 12 2 2 12
1994* 34 DEN QB 7 14 14 4 4 24
1995 35 DEN QB 7 16 16 1 1 1 8
1996* 36 DEN QB 7 15 15 4 4 24
1997* 37 DEN QB 7 16 16 1 1 6
1998* 38 DEN QB 7 13 12 1 1 6
Career 234 231 33 1 34 1 206

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3 Andy Dalton, Terry Bradshaw*, Joe Ferguson, Ken Anderson, Norm Snead, Bob Griese*, Jim Kelly*, Joe Flacco, Johnny Unitas*, Matt Ryan
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5 Jim Kelly*, Joe Flacco, Fran Tarkenton*, Bob Griese*, Joe Namath*, Ken Anderson, Drew Bledsoe, Eli Manning, Marc Bulger, Doug Williams
6 Jim Kelly*, Ben Roethlisberger, Fran Tarkenton*, Eli Manning, Joe Flacco, Ken Anderson, Tom Brady, Mark Brunell, Ken O'Brien, Steve Grogan
7 Jim Kelly*, Ben Roethlisberger, Mark Brunell, Ken O'Brien, Steve McNair, Fran Tarkenton*, Drew Bledsoe, Jim Everett, Tom Brady, Steve Grogan
8 Jim Kelly*, Ben Roethlisberger, Bob Griese*, Ken Anderson, Jim Everett, Donovan McNabb, Steve Grogan, Eli Manning, Drew Bledsoe, Fran Tarkenton*
9 Jim Kelly*, Ben Roethlisberger, Eli Manning, Mark Brunell, Donovan McNabb, Drew Bledsoe, John Hadl, Ken O'Brien, Fran Tarkenton*, Jim Everett
10 Jim Kelly*, Jim Everett, Bob Griese*, Ben Roethlisberger, Ken Anderson, Terry Bradshaw*, Steve McNair, Warren Moon*, Fran Tarkenton*, Eli Manning
11 Jim Kelly*, Terry Bradshaw*, Joe Montana*, Ken Anderson, Warren Moon*, Ben Roethlisberger, Donovan McNabb, Fran Tarkenton*, Bob Griese*, Dan Marino*
12 Drew Bledsoe, Warren Moon*, Fran Tarkenton*, Jim Kelly*, Steve McNair, Donovan McNabb, Dan Marino*, Mark Brunell, Terry Bradshaw*, John Hadl
13 Fran Tarkenton*, Dan Marino*, Drew Bledsoe, Warren Moon*, Brett Favre, Terry Bradshaw*, Donovan McNabb, Johnny Unitas*, Bob Griese*, Jim Kelly*
14 Fran Tarkenton*, Dan Marino*, Brett Favre, Johnny Unitas*, Bob Griese*, Warren Moon*, Drew Bledsoe, Ken Anderson, Joe Montana*, Drew Brees
15 Dan Marino*, Fran Tarkenton*, Brett Favre, Johnny Unitas*, Warren Moon*, Terry Bradshaw*, Joe Montana*, Bob Griese*, Drew Brees, Ken Anderson
16 Dan Marino*, Brett Favre, Fran Tarkenton*, Joe Montana*, Warren Moon*, Drew Brees, Ken Anderson, Terry Bradshaw*, Bob Griese*, Tom Brady
Career Fran Tarkenton*, Dan Marino*, Johnny Unitas*, Brett Favre, Joe Montana*, Warren Moon*, Ken Anderson, Dan Fouts*, Terry Bradshaw*, Bob Griese*

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year Lg Value (Rank/All-Time)

All-Pro Teams

Fantasy

Year Age G FantPos FantPt VBD PosRank OvRank
1983 23 11 QB 87 27
1984 24 15 QB 176 13
1985 25 16 QB 223 41 6 33
1986 26 16 QB 229 60 3 24
1987 27 12 QB 234 113 3 7
1988 28 15 QB 192 14 9 58
1989 29 15 QB 200 8 10 65
1990 30 16 QB 217 37 7 29
1991 31 16 QB 222 65 5 18
1992 32 12 QB 117 18
1993 33 16 QB 257 87 2 9
1994 34 14 QB 235 54 4 26
1995 35 16 QB 262 56 5 30
1996 36 15 QB 258 96 5 12
1997 37 16 QB 261 66 4 18
1998 38 13 QB 197 13
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