John Elway's Career Highlights

 

All-Pro: 1987 (NEA, SN)

 

 

 

All-Pro Second Team: 1987 (AP), 1993 (AP), 1996 (AP)

All-AFC: 1987 (UPI, PW), 1993 (UPI, PW), 1996 (UPI, PW), 1997 (PW)

 

 

All-AFC Second Team: 1986 (UPI)

(9) - 1987, 1988, 1990*, 1992*, 1994, 1995, 1997*, 1998*, 1999

* Did not play

At time of his retirement following 1998 season

[1st] Most Times Sacked, Career - 516
[2nd] Most Passes Attempted, Career - 7,250
[2nd] Most Passes Completed, Career - 4,123
[2nd] Most Passing Yards, Career - 51,475
[2nd] Most Seasons 3,000 Yards or More Passing - 12
[3rd] Most Touchdown Passes, Career - 300
[3rd] Most Fumbles, Career - 137

Super Bowl Records

[1st] Most Passes Attempted, Career - 152
[1st] Most Passes Intercepted, Career - 8
[Tied for 1st] Most Fumbles Recovered, Career - 2
[2nd] Most Passing Yards, Career - 1,128
[Tied for 2nd] Most Games - 5
[Tied for 2nd] Longest Pass Completion - 80 (to Rod Smith, Super Bowl XXXIII)
[Tied for 2nd] Most Fumbles, Game - 2 (Super Bowl XXIV)
[3rd] Most Passes Completed, Career - 76
[3rd] Most Passing Yards, Game - 336 (Super Bowl XXXIII)
[Tied for 3rd] Most Points, Career - 24
[Tied for 3rd] Most Fumbles, Career - 3

Post-Season Records

• [2nd] Most Passes Attempted, Career - 651
• [2nd] Most Passing Yards, Career - 4,964
• [2nd] Most Fumbles, Career - 14
• [2nd] Most Own Fumble Recoveries, Career - 7
• [3rd] Most Passes Completed, Career - 355
• [Tied for 3rd] Most Gamer 300 or More Yards Passing - 4
• [3rd] Most Touchdown Passes, Career - 27
• [3rd] Most Consecutive Games with Touchdown Pass - 9 (1984-1989)

Team Records

Broncos' records held by Elway at the time of his retirement following the 1998 season

[1st] Most Seasons - 16
[1st] Most Games Played, Career - 234
[1st] Most Games Started, Career - 231
[1st] Most Total Plays, Career - 8,662
[1st] Most Total Plays, Season - 656 (1985)
[1st] Most Total Plays, Game - 64 (at Green Bay, Oct. 10, 1993)
[1st] Most Yards Total Offense, Career - 54,882
[1st] Most Yards Total Offense, Season - 4,183 (1993)
[1st] Most Yards Passing, Career - 51,475
[1st] Most Yards Passing, Season - 4,030 (1993)
[1st] Most Yards Passing as a Rookie, Game - 345 (vs. Baltimore Colts, Dec. 11, 1983)
[1st] Most Passes Attempted, Career - 7,250
[1st] Most Passes Attempted, Season - 605 (1985)
[1st] Most Passes Attempted, Game - 59 (at Green Bay, Oct. 10, 1993)
[1st] Most Passes Attempted as a Rookie, Season - 259 (1983)
[1st] Most Passes Attempted as a Rookie, Game - 44 (vs. Baltimore Colts, Dec. 11, 1983)
[1st] Most Passes Completed, Career - 4,123
[1st] Most Passes Completed, Season - 348 (1993)
[1st] Most Passes Completed, Game - 36 (vs. San Diego, Sept. 4, 1994)
[1st] Most Passes Complete as a Rookie, Season - 123 (1983)
[1st] Most Passes Completed as a Rookie, Game - 23 (vs. Baltimore Colts, Dec. 11, 1983)
[1st] Best Passing Completion Percentage, Season - .632 (1983)
[1st] Most Touchdown Passes, Career - 300
[1st] Most Touchdown Passes, Season - 27 (1997)
[1st] Most Touchdown Passes, Game - 5 (vs. Minnesota, Nov. 18, 1984)
[1st] Most Interceptions, Career - 226
[1st] Highest Passer Rating, Career - 79.9
[1st] Highest Passer Rating, Season - 93.0 (1998)
[1st] Most Consecutive Games with Passing Touchdown - 15 (1995-1996)
[1st] Longest Non-Scoring Pass Completed - 86 (to Vance Johnson, vs. L.A. Raiders, Sept. 26, 1988)
[Tied for 1st] Most Touchdown Passes as a Rookie, Game - 4 (vs. Baltimore Colts, Dec. 11, 1983)
[Tied for 1st] Most Interceptions as a Rookie, Season - 14 (1983)
[2nd] Most Total Plays, Season - 605 (1995)
[2nd] Most Yards Total Offense, Season - 4,146 (1995)
[2nd] Most Yards Passing, Season - 3,970 (1995)
[2nd] Most Yards Passing as Rookie, Season - 1,663 (1983)
[2nd] Most Passes Attempted, Season - 551 (1993)
[2nd] Most Passes Completed, Season - 327 (1985)
[2nd] Best Passing Completion Percentage, Game - .917 (at L.A. Raiders, Nov. 2, 1986)
[2nd] Most Touchdown Passes, Season - 26 (1995, 1996)
[2nd] Best Interception Avoidance, Season - .018 (1993)
[2nd] Best Average Gain Per Completion, Game - 33.00 (at Cleveland, Oct. 1, 1989)
[2nd] Highest Passer Rating, Season - 92.8 (1993)
[2nd] Most Consecutive Games with Passing Touchdown - 13 (1985-1986)
[Tied for 2nd] Most Interceptions as a Rookie, Game - 4 (at Kansas City, Dec. 18, 1983)
[3rd] Most Total Plays, Season - 595 (1993)
[3rd] Most Yards Total Offense - 4,144 (1985)
[3rd] Most Yards Total Offense, Game - 432 (at Seattle, Dec. 20, 1985)
[3rd] Most Yards Passing, Season - 3,891 (1985)
[3rd] Most Yards Passing, Game - 432 (at Seattle, Dec. 20, 1985)
[3rd] Most Passes Attempted, Season - 542 (1995)
[3rd] Most Passes Completed, Season - 316 (1995)
[3rd] Most Passes Completed, Game - 33 (at Green Bay, Oct. 10, 1993)
[3rd] Most Touchdown Passes, Season - 25 (1993)
[3rd] Most Touchdown Passes as a Rookie, Season - 7 (1983)
[3rd] Most Interceptions, Season - 23 (1985)
[3rd] Best Interception Avoidance, Career - .031
[3rd] Best Interception Avoidance, Season - .020 (1994)
•  [3rd] Highest Passer Rating as a Rookie, Season - 54.9 (1983)
[3rd] Most Consecutive Games with Passing Touchdown - 12 (1992-1993)
[3rd] Longest Non-Scoring Pass Completed - 78 (to Rod Smith, vs. Kansas City, Aug. 31, 1997)
[Tied for 3rd] Most Touchdown Passes, Game - 4 (several times)

Post-Season Records

• [1st] Most Post-Season Games, Career - 22
• [1st] Most Post-Season Starts, Career - 21
• [1st] Most Total Plays, Career - 752
• [1st] Most Total Plays, Game - 52 (at L.A. Raiders, Jan. 9, 1994)
• [1st] Most Yards Total Offense, Career - 5,425
• [1st] Most Yards Total Offence, Game - 424 (vs. Cleveland, Jan. 14, 1990)
• [1st] Best Average Gain Per Play, Game - 10.56 (vs. Atlanta, Super Bowl XXXIII)
• [1st] Most Passes Attempted, Career - 651
• [1st] Most Passes Attempted, Game - 47 (at L.A. Raiders, Jan. 9, 1994)
• [1st] Most Passes Completed, Career - 355
• [1st] Most Passes Completed, Game - 29 (at L.A. Raiders, Jan. 9, 1994)
• [1st] Most Yards Passing, Career - 4,964
• [1st] Most Yards Passing, Game - 385 (vs. Cleveland, Jan. 14, 1990)
• [1st] Most Touchdown Passes, Career - 27
• [1st] Most Touchdown Passes, Game - 3 (at L.A. Raiders, Jan. 9, 1994; vs. Cleveland, Jan. 14, 1990; vs. Cleveland, Jan. 17, 1988)
• [1st] Longest Pass Completion - 80 (to Rod Smith, vs. Atlanta, Super Bowl XXXIII; to Mark Jackson, vs. Cleveland, Jan. 17, 1988)
• [1st] Most Interceptions, Career - 21
• [2nd] Most Total Plays, Game - 43 (vs. Jacksonville, Jan. 4, 1997; vs. N.Y. Giants, Super Bowl XXVI)
• [2nd] Most Yards Total Offense, Game - 338 (vs. Atlanta, Super Bowl XXXIII)
• [2nd] Best Average Gain Per Play, Game - 10.34 (vs. Cleveland, Jan. 14, 1990)
• [2nd] Most Rushing Yards, Career - 461
• [2nd] Most Rushing Touchdowns, Career - 3
• [2nd] Most Passes Attempted, Game - 38 (vs. Jacksonville, Jan. 4, 1997; vs. Washington, Super Bowl XXVII; at Cleveland, Jan. 11, 1987)
• [2nd] Most Passes Completed, Game - 25 (vs. Jacksonville, Jan. 4, 1997)
• [2nd] Most Yards Passing, Game - 336 (vs. Atlanta, Super Bowl XXXII)
• [2nd] Most Interceptions Thrown, Game - 3 (vs. Washington, Super Bowl XXVII)
• [2nd] Best Average Gain Per Passing Attempt, Career - 7.63
• [2nd] Best Average Gain Per Passing Completion, Career - 13.98
• [2nd] Highest Passer Rating, Career - 79.7
• [2nd] Most Touchdowns Scored, Career - 6
• [Tied for 2nd] Most Touchdown Passes, Game - 2 (at Pittsburgh, Jan. 11, 1998; vs. Jacksonville, Jan. 4, 1997; vs. Houston, Jan. 10, 1988; Pittsburgh, Dec. 30, 1984)
• [3rd] Most Total Plays, Game - 42 (at Cleveland, Jan. 11, 1987)
• [3rd] Most Yards Total Offense, Game - 331 (vs. N.Y. Giants, Super Bowl XXVI)
• [3rd] Best Average Gain Per Play, Career - 7.21
• [3rd] Most Rushing Attempts, Career - 94
• [3rd] Best Average Gain Per Rush, Career - 4.9
• [3rd] Most Passes Attempted, Game - 37 (vs. N.Y. Giants, Super Bowl XXVI; vs. Pittsburgh, Dec. 30, 1984)
• [3rd] Most Passes Completed, Game - 22 (vs. N.Y. Giants, Super Bowl XXVI; at Cleveland, Jan. 11, 1987
• [3rd] Best Passing Completion Percentage, Career - .545
• [3rd] Best Passing Completion Percentage, Game - .667 (vs. Jacksonville, Jan. 4, 1997; vs. Seattle, 12/24/83)
• [3rd] Most Yards Passing, Career - 304 (vs. N.Y. Giants, Super Bowl XXVI)
• [3rd] Most Interceptions Thrown, Game - 2 (vs. San Francisco, Super Bowl XXIV; vs. New England, Jan. 4, 1987; vs. Pittsburgh, Dec. 30, 1984)
• [3rd] Best Interception Avoidance Percentage, Career - .032
• [3rd] Longest Pass Completion - 70t (to Michael Young, vs. Cleveland, Jan. 14, 1990)

AFC Statistical Championships
Passing Titles: 1993, 1996
Passing Touchdown Leader: 1993

Team Statistical Championships
Passing Titles: 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
Passing Touchdown Leader: 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998

1990s All-Decade Team
1987 NFL MVP/Player of the Year (AP)
1987 AFC Offensive MVP/Player of the Year (UPI)
1993 AFC Offensive MVP/Player of the Year (UPI)
Super Bowl XXXIII MVP

Year Team W L T Division Finish
1983 Denver Broncos 9 7 0 (3rd)
1984 Denver Broncos 13 3 0 (1st)
1985 Denver Broncos 11 5 0 (2nd)
1986 Denver Broncos 11 5 0 (1st)
1987 Denver Broncos 10 4 1 (1st)
1988 Denver Broncos 8 8 0 (2nd)
1989 Denver Broncos 11 5 0 (1st)
1990 Denver Broncos 5 11 0 (5th)
1991 Denver Broncos 12 4 0 (1st)
1992 Denver Broncos 8 8 0 (3rd)
1993 Denver Broncos 9 7 0 (3rd)
1994 Denver Broncos 7 9 0 (4th)
1995 Denver Broncos 8 8 0 (4th)
1996 Denver Broncos 13 3 0 (1st)
1997 Denver Broncos 12 4 0 (2nd)
1998 Denver Broncos 14 2 0 (1st)

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