Saturday, February 1, 2014

1983 Topps John Elway

This is for those of you who are still not used to seeing Peyton Manning in a Broncos uniform.  The Broncos previous Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway was actually the number 1 draft pick of the Colts in 1983. Elway wanted no part of the Colts and used the threat of playing for the Yankees who drafted him in 1981. The Colts traded him to the Broncos for Pro Bowl lineman Chris Hinton, the Broncos back-up QB and their first round pick of the 1984 draft.


  1. Funny, few people ever mention that fact and yet Eli Manning always gets crap for forcing the draft day trade from San Diego.

  2. Ouch. I hated the guy because of that. Then the team stole out of town and I didn't care anymore.