Who did the Broncos trade to get John Elway?

The unquestioned best draft trade ever executed by the Broncos came in 1983, one week after the draft had ended, when the Broncos traded their first-round selection (offensive lineman Chris Hinton), their 1984 first-round pick and reserve quarterback Mark Herrmann to the Baltimore Colts for quarterback John Elway.

Who did John Elway refuse to play for?

John Elway (Baltimore Colts, 1983 NFL Draft) The promising quarterback was the 1st overall pick in 1983. He was selected by the Baltimore Colts in the first round. However, he threatened to forego the NFL altogether and play in the MLB if he was forced to play for the now-defunct Colts.

How did Denver get John Elway?

Elway’s relationship with the Broncos began in 1983 when he forced a trade from the Baltimore Colts, who had selected the athletic, bazooka-armed quarterback out of Stanford as No. 1 overall draft pick.

Who was drafted the same year as John Elway?

The draft is frequently referred to as the quarterback class of 1983, because six quarterbacks were taken in the first round—John Elway, Todd Blackledge, Jim Kelly, Tony Eason, Ken O’Brien, and Dan Marino—the highest number of first round picks for the position.

Who did Colts get for Elway?

Chris Hinton
On this day in 1983, the Baltimore Colts traded #1 pick John Elway to the Denver Broncos for a future first-round pick, OT Chris Hinton, and QB Mark Hermann.

Who did the Broncos draft instead of Russell Wilson?

Wilson visited Broncos headquarters prior to the draft, but the Broncos took quarterback Brock Osweiler in the second round of that same draft. “I was gifted to play two sports,” Wilson told the same Denver Post-turned-9NEWS reporter prior to Super Bowl 48.

Why did Eli Manning refused to play for San Diego?

“Going through the draft process, I was just worried about the Chargers organization at the time. I felt it was the right decision and I had a little pull. I quietly tried to say ‘Hey, please don’t draft me, it can be our secret,’ and they didn’t keep the secret part very well.”

Why did Elway hate the Colts?

He didn’t want to play for the Colts—a team that hadn’t had success for quite some time—and had warned the team not to select him with the first overall pick. Having played one summer of minor league baseball for the New York Yankees, Elway had a bit of leverage over owner Robert Irsay.

Who was Dan Marino drafted by?

Miami DolphinsDan Marino / Drafted by team

Did Broncos overpay for Wilson?

Yes, they paid too much for Wilson.