Drum roll please... like it's a surprise. Yes, the greatest Bronco ever is John Albert Elway, Jr.
Elway put Denver on the map from day one—the moment he declined to be drafted by the Baltimore Colts, forcing them to trade him and landing in the Mile High City.
Elway possessed everything a quarterback could dream of. A rocket arm, pinpoint accuracy, the ability to scramble and the ultimate quality of leadership.
Elway brought a new standard to how quarterbacks were looked, especially in Denver. He is the franchise's record holder in every statistical category possible for a quarterback.
He threw for 51,475 yards on 4,123 completions for 300 touchdowns. He also added 3,407 yards with his feet and 33 touchdowns. Elway is fourth all time in completions, attempts (7,250), yards and fifth in touchdowns.
Elway led the Broncos to 34 comeback wins in the 4th quarter and overtime, most in franchise history and tied for third in NFL history with Johnny Unitas.
If Elway had won his first three Super Bowls, there would be no doubt he's the greatest quarterback in the game. After the failed victories, Elway and the Broncos finally got over the hump and won Super Bowls XXXII and XXXIII. Super Bowl XXXIII was Elway's last game.
In his last game, he won the Super Bowl MVP with 336 passing yards with a touchdown. He also added one on the ground. That moment of him running around the Miami stadium lives in infamy.
Elway finished his Hall of Fame career with nine Pro Bowls and was a three-time second-team All-Pro selection. His No. 7 is retired for the Broncos and he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Ring of Fame in 1999.
John Elway is the greatest Bronco of all time.