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ESPN 30 for 30 Elway to Marino: Date, Start Time, Replay Info and Preview

1983:  Quarterback John Elway of the Denver Broncos drops back to pass during a game. Mandatory Credit: Allsport  /Allsport
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Rob GoldbergFeatured Columnist IVJanuary 18, 2017

Anyone who likes sports should be able to enjoy ESPN's 30 for 30 series. The newest documentary should especially be one to watch.

The film, titled "Elway to Marino," captures the events surrounding the 1983 NFL draft, which featured plenty of drama as two of the best quarterbacks of all time were on the market.

Hall of Famers Dan Marino and John Elway were both selected in the first round, but the trades and other events made this one of the most memorable drafts in history.

As the league prepares for the 2013 draft, this topical documentary is certainly worth a viewing.

 

 

Original Airdate: Tuesday, April 23

Time: 8 p.m. ET

TV: ESPN

Replay Info (via ESPN): April 23 at 9:30 p.m. ET; April 24 at 10 p.m. ET; April 26 at 1:30 p.m. ET; April 28 at 6:30 a.m. ET

 

 

Preview


The 1983 draft is often considered one of the best of all time, especially due to the depth at the quarterback position.

John Elway was selected No. 1 overall by the Baltimore Colts, but he eventually forced a trade out of town to the Denver Broncos. Five other quarterbacks were then selected in the first round in one of the top classes ever.

The Buffalo Bills drafted future Hall of Famer Jim Kelly with the No. 14 pick and the Miami Dolphins picked Dan Marino at No. 27. Ken O'Brien went to the New York Jets three picks earlier, much to the dismay of the fans in attendance. 

Todd Blackledge and Tony Eason were also taken in the opening round, although they had much less success in their careers.

However, the amazing thing with this draft is not just the talent, but the deals that were considered and some that were actually made. 

According to Jay Jay Nesheim of ESPN Media Zone, Marvin Demoff played a very large role in this process as he represented both Elway and Marino. He kept a diary of all the events leading up to what was called the "most dramatic draft day in NFL history."

This will be a great opportunity for fans to get a behind-the-scenes look at the NFL draft. This season's class might not hold as much talent as the famous 1983 class, you can be certain the drama will still be there.

The comprehensive look at this story through the eyes of director Ken Rodgers of NFL Films is certain to provide plenty of entertainment from beginning to end.

 

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