But when it comes to stats – Manning has Elway beat. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports, Sep 17, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) throws a pass against the Kansas City Chiefs in the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports, Twitter reacts to Aqib Talib being named a commentator for Washington-Lions game, Broncos WR Jerry Jeudy nominated for Rookie of the Week award, Melvin Gordon's suspension could be pushed back, possibly until 2021, Broncos didn't protect any practice squad players for Week 10, Broncos coach Vic Fangio still has confidence in OC Pat Shurmur, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. Elway my guy! You can see stats, Super Bowls, awards and more. (function() { Elway had the ability to scramble, but Manning makes decisions in the pocket so quickly, he doesn’t need to scramble. But neither answer is wrong here. Joe Rowles: I’d have to go with Peyton. He followed that with a sling of the pigskin to Steve Sewell and then one to Watson for three straight first downs. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports, October 15, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) hurdles a San Diego Chargers defender before throwing for a first fown during the third quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. We know this isn’t the most popular decision, but we ask that you respect it. People should not be afraid of their governments, governments should be afraid of their people. John Elway. I don’t know that Joe Montana could have enjoyed his four Super Bowl wins as much as I enjoyed my two because he never lost. Elway took the Broncos on his back and carried them to victories. Yes, the forum is meant for discussion, but we’d like to keep that discussion to football as much as possible. Mile High Report weighs in at the halfway mark. While we certainly understand the frustration by fans on all sides of the discussion, we have decided to keep the Broncos Country message boards separate from politics. Elway's and Manning's status as finalists for this prestigious collection of all-time talent will undoubtedly put them in contention for the final eight spots yet to be announced, as their tenures defined not just the franchise's most successful eras, but also the league's. Go ahead and say Manning hasn’t faced a quality opponent yet in 2013. Today's Posts; Forum; Broncos Football; Broncos Football; If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. Of course, finally, Elway was surrounded with play-making talent on offense and a solid defense in the late 90s, and the Duke of Denver was finally King of the NFL as back-to-back Super Bowl champion. Elway was my childhood hero, but I’d take Peyton. znscr.parentNode.insertBefore(zergnet, znscr); The longest interception-free stretch of Elway’s regular season career was five games. Elway’s numbers in passing are nothing compared to Manning’s. Elway was the master of the two-minute drill, but Manning plays at that pace for 60 minutes. Elway was the underdog in Denver, a franchise which had gone 0-4 in the big game until Super Bowl XXXII; many in the national media questioned whether or not he could win the big game. This page was generated at 08:42 AM. Go ahead and say Manning has better receivers this season than Elway ever did. Denver won the game 31-24. After nearly 50 years on the run, prison escapee captured. The Super Bowl is the ultimate win, but it’s also the ultimate loss. Thank you for understanding. Elway was the definition of winner, a leader of men on the field by example. ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Ryan took advantage of Denver's thin secondary to throw three touchdown passes and the Atlanta Falcons turned back Denver's bid for a second consecutive comeback to beat the Broncos 34-27 on Sunday. Obviously it only made sense to ask all of Mile High Report and get their thoughts on this critically important issue.

He did get a reputation for getting to Super Bowls, and losing, a rep he tried hard to overturn, but he did. Brady's ability to react post snap is abowe the rest, but all in all, Manning is the QB that could most easily have gone anywhere and made the impact he did - … Undoubtedly, in 2021, Manning will also be enshrined in Canton, Ohio with a bronze bust of his smile and tall forehead. It’s why he retired as the NFL’s comeback king; Elway had to will his team to victory, to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat time and time again. He did alot more with alot less. check out the, Anthems and Protests --- Manning has completed 73 percent of his passes over three consecutive wins this year. Manning: immobile, precision/timing passer, calls many (most?) I will always remember that he could throw a fifteen yard out from the … I never get that with Manning on constant basis week to week even though he has been apart of a few amazing comebacks with us few years ago against San Diego and as an Colt Monday Night game against the Bucs comes to mind. Elway’s arm strength, running ability and intuitiveness, with some recklessness thrown in made him the one to watch. I wonder if Elway had more Manning personality in him if it would have made a difference in his career success? Elway was the greatest player in the history of the Broncos hands-down, but we never knew there would be an orange and blue No. Tripucka – much like Manning – was a class act and allowed “The Sheriff” to take the number out of retirement, which is where it will likely go back to now that Manning’s illustrious 18-year NFL career is coming to a close. Jeff Essary: Yeah, you get each of them in their prime, I’d take Peyton as a better fit in Shurmur’s offense, if we’re being super technical about adding them this year. Rep: Trump's executive order threats are empty Those are all worthwhile points to consider in this debate. zergnet.type = 'text/javascript'; zergnet.async = true; Here are the facts, ‘I’m brave’: Virginia 5-year-old saves mother by calling 911 for help, Aurora Public Schools will go virtual after Thanksgiving break due to COVID-19. If you feel passionately, there are plenty of other outlets available to you to express your opinions. You know who gets my vote here. Peyton the ultimate chess player, while everyone else is stuck playing checkers, he's always one step ahead. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports, Jan 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) pats New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick after the 2013 AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. That last point is the one that will still likely tip the scales in Elway’s favor. However, I think a lot of the negative comments about Manning are because of the high regard that fans have for Elway. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports, Dec 13, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) before the game against the Oakland Raiders at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. If this is your first visit, be sure to Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports, Aug 3, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) signs autographs before the start of a scrimmage at Sports Authority Field. As a broncofan, there is absolutely no contest. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports, Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; The snap goes over the head of Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) during the first quarter in Super Bowl XLVIII against the Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium. The Broncos defeated the Patriots 20-18 to advance to the Super Bowl. Elway landed Manning in 2012, and it led to four straight division titles, two conference championships, and a Super Bowl trophy. 18 again, let alone, that it’d be Manning in the jersey. The Broncos defeated the Panthers 36-14. Scotty Payne: No wrong answer, but Elway Tim Lynch: Yes. ~ Publilius Syrus, I don't believe for a second that this will even be close in fan sentiment. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports, Jan 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (left) walks by a police officer during a time out against the New England Patriots during the 2013 AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Truth be told, I think he’s the best quarterback ever and unless you’re asking him to rollout and make a lot of throws off bootlegs he’s the superior player. Yes, that means Elway never did that. Sunday's game in Atlanta is not affected and will be played. Just in case you’re counting — and let’s be honest, we are — Manning hasn’t thrown an interception in four straight regular season games now. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports, Feb 7, 2016; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) looks to pass during the first quarter against the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium. At the moment, Denver has four quarterbacks under contract: Drew Lock, Brett Rypien, Driskel and Bortles (on the practice squad). Two titles, in fact. He made a huge impact on the Broncos when he was playing, and took them where they needed to be. Here are my thoughts, opinions, and analysis on the Denver Broncos’ most recent game. Many, outside of the Rocky Mountain region, also wondered whether or not the “dusty, old cow town” of Denver would ever win it all. This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Manning has contributed to the Denver Broncos being on top again – with a 2013 record of 12 wins 3 losses and the division leaders. But before you cast your vote for the longtime fan favorite, pull open the NFL’s passing statistics today. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports, Jan 24, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) reacts following the game against the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Two Hall of Fame quarterbacks have played for the prestigious Denver Broncos organization; John Elway and Peyton Manning. Underestimated is Elway’s athletic ability; he was among the greatest dual-threat quarterbacks of his day and arguably helped set the stage for players like Cam Newton. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports, September 9 2012; Denver, CO, USA;Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) and running back Chris Gronkowski (49) and tight end Joel Dreessen (81) and tackle Orlando Franklin (74) huddle during the first quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Sports Authority Field. Now, with similar drive, talent and 4th quarter tenacity, along comes Peyton Manning. I'll add in with Elway you had the feeling you were never out of any game EVER no matter the score of the game. He eventually won 2 Super Bowls, consecutively – first against the Packers in Super Bowl XXXII – then the Falcons in Super Bowl XXXIII. The high was higher because I felt the lowest of the low.” When his receivers couldn’t get open, No. Elway: mobile, strong arm, ran what was sent in from the OC. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports, Oct 12, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) after the game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Five years after his tearful retirement, Elway was inducted into the Hall of Fame and in his speech, said it was a travesty he was the first from the Broncos franchise. I consider myself extremely lucky. Later, Elway scrambled again and slid to the five yard line. Tech Junkie Review – Google Nest Audio – best smart speaker yet? Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports, Jan 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) signals at the line of scrimmage in the second half against the New England Patriots during the 2013 AFC championship playoff football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. He was exciting and forever surprising fans.

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