Facts of John Albert Elway Jr.
|Full Name||John Albert Elway Jr.|
|Last Name||Elway Jr.|
|Birth Name||John Albert Elway Jr.|
|Profession||Former player, General Manager|
|Birth City||Port Angeles, Washington|
|Birth Country||United States|
|Father Name||Jack Elway|
|Father Profession||American Football Coach|
|Mother Name||Janet Elway|
|Relation With||Janet Elway (March 3, 1984- December 29, 2003)|
|No Of Children||4|
|Awards||Pro Football Hall of Fame,College Football Hall of Fame|
|Education||Granada Hills High School, Stanford University|
|Date of Birth||June 28,1960|
|Married Date||August 29,2009|
John Albert Elway Jr., a former American football quarterback played for the NFL team Denver Broncos from 1983 to 1998 & currently is the general manager for the Broncos since 2011.
During his playing career with 16 NFL season, the Washington-born became the 2-time Super Bowl champion with Denver Broncos. He recorded the then-record of 5 Super Bowl starts until the Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady broke the record in February 2015 with Super Bowl XLIX.
Ever since Elway became the Broncos' general manager and executive vice president of football operations, the team has won 4 Division Titles, 2 AFC Championships and Super Bowl 50.
How Much Is The Net Worth Of John Albert Elway Jr In 2019?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, John owns the net worth of $145 million as of October 2019.
At the moment, as per various online sources, the 59-year-old NFL personality earns around $5-6 million per year as the Broncos' general manager.
Without a doubt, the 2004 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee made a chunk of money from his lucrative NFL playing-career contracts, earned $45.44 million throughout 16 NFL seasons.
Also, Elway's income got aid after he became the GM & executive vice president of football operations of Denver Broncos.
After signing a contract extension in 2017 through 2021, Elway Jr. was expected to become the highest-paid GM of NFL.
At that time, the now-former general manager of Ozzie Newsome of Baltimore Ravens received the top-pay of $3.75 million per year.
Apart from these, John Elway makes a hefty sum through various business endeavors & endorsements.
Played As Quarterback For Denver Broncos: Salary & Stats
The Stanford University graduate became the first selection of Indianapolis Colts (formerly Baltimore Ravens) in the 1983 NFL Draft.
Soon after, he was traded to Denver Broncos on May 2, 1983, & played his entire 16 years of NFL with the team until his retirement on May 2, 1999, at the age of 38.
During his playing, he made a total of $45.445 million including $25.435 million from salary only.
In his last NFL season, John Elway earned $300,000 in salary & $4.5 million in signing bonus.
The Jersey No. 7 Broncos' quarterback was retired on September 13, 1999.
Throughout his career, John Elway made a record of 148 victories & played 22 postseason games winning 14 of them.
With the Broncos, he played in 5 Super Bowls & became back-to-back champions winning Super Bowl XXXII and Super Bowl XXXIII.
- Passing yards- 51,475
- Completion percentage- 56.9
- Passer rating- 79.9
- Rushing yards- 3,407
- Rushing touchdowns- 33
Became General Manager Of Denver Broncos
While having dinner with Broncos owner Pat Bowlen in December 2010, John Elway talked about his desire to work as the Broncos' top football executive.
Later on January 5, 2011, he became Denver Broncos' general manager and executive vice president of football operations.
Ever since then, 6 ft. 3 inches tall John is managing the NFL team Broncos & recorded four division titles, two AFC Championships, and reached Super Bowl XLVIII from 4 seasons (2012- 2015).
In 2016, under Elway's management, the Broncos won the Super Bowl 50, his first-ever win as Executive VP/GM, defeating Carolina Panthers after a 24-10 game.
Later in July 2017, the former quarterback signed a contract extension with the team worth $30-35 million for 5 years, through 2021.
It would make him the highest-paid GMs of NFL taking over the payroll of Raven's Ozzie Newsome and the Seahawk's John Schneider, both earning $3.75 million per year.
Well, John was earning $3 million annually from his previous contract set to expire in March 2018.
Put Down The Deal Worth $600 Million
Back in 1999, Pat Bowlen, the owner of Denver Broncos offered him a 10% stake of the NFL team for $15 million & another 10% stake option on the condition that John would defer his $21 million in salary.
Even more, the deal included the provision that the former quarterback could sell the stake for at least $5 million more of the purchase if he was not satisfied.
However, Elway didn't cope with the deal, kicking out $600 million as per today's inflation.
Meanwhile, the 3-time Super Bowl champ Denver Broncos are worth $3 billion as per Forbes which would take $600 million for the 20% stake that could have been of John Albert Elway Jr.
Business Endeavors: Car Dealerships & Restaurants
Formerly, the quarterback turned General manager had ownership of 5 auto dealership until he sold them to AutoNation Inc. for $82.5 million in 1997.
Still, now, he has a quite nice grasp in the car dealership; owns dealerships of Toyota Scion (in Manhattan Beach, CA & in Ontario, CA), Chevrolet (in Englewood, Colorado) and Chrysler Jeep (in Greeley, Colorado).
In 2014, Elway also got a Cadillac franchise from Sonic Automotive.
Apart from these, the millionaire NFL personality owns 4 steakhouse restaurants under his name "Elway's" across the United States.
Did you know? He was the co-owner of the Arena Football team Colorado Crush (2002- 2008) until the Arena Football League was canceled.
The spokesperson for OpenSports.com, John Elway has appeared in numerous commercials & has endorsed Nestle, Neptune Krill Oil, Sprint, Chevrolet, and Shriners Hospitals.
in September 2008, after he underwent LASIK eye surgery, the former Broncos star endorsed Icon LASIK.
Where Does Elway Jr. Currently Live?
Married 2 times in his life, John Elway currently lives with his second wife Paige Green in Cherry Hills home in Englewood, Colorado.
Well, the Cherry Hills residence is one of the most expensive places in Englewood; the median house price in the area is $1,954,800.
Some big names in the business industry Ed Bozarth (car dealer tycoon) and David Mandarich (President & CEO of MDC Holdings) also reside in the area.
Also, the former quarterback owns another house in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho (ID), the USA.
As for a fact, in April 2019, Elway's ex-wife Janet Elway put her 900 S. Steele St in Belcaro, Colorado for sale asking $4.5 million. She loaded $3.1 million in 2008 for the 7,900-square-foot property boasting seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms.
Founded The Elway Foundation: Charity Works & Donations
John Elway Jr. is an active supporter of many non-profit organizations & speaks for the protest of child abuse.
In 1987, he founded The Elway Foundation which aims to fight child abuse & also founded The Heroes Foundation that funds & supports America's heroes.
The General manager for the Broncos supports Make-A-Wish Foundation which is also supported by NFL star Aaron Rodgers.
Moreover, he has associations with Buoniconti Fund To Cure Paralysism, Celebrity Fight Night Foundation, Kids Wish Network, Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center and The Miami Project.
Reportedly, the Colorado Republican supporter, John & his wife Paige donated $65,000 to the gubernatorial candidate Walker Stapleton's campaign in 2018.
Married For 2 Times: Father of 4 Children
John Albert Elway Jr. married 2 times in his life & now lived with his second wife Paige Green, a former Oakland Raiders' cheerleader.
The duo met at a celebrity golf tournament in 2005 & started dating soon after. On September 8, 2008, they got engaged in Italy & exchanged vows on August 29, 2009.
The duo is yet to share children of their own.
Well, Elway is already the father of 4 children from his marital relationship with first wife Janet Elway (March 3, 1984- December 29, 2003).
They became parents to 3 daughters, Jessica, Jordan, Juliana and a son named Jack.
- John Elway's father Jack Elway was the head coach at Port Angeles High School & assistant coach at Montana and Washington State
- His mother & his first wife have the same name, Janet.
- Elway grew up alongside twin sister Jana & an elder sister Lee Ann; his sister Jana died on lung cancer in 2002 following a year of his father's death after a heart attack
- John graduated from Granada Hills High School & went to Stanford University where he briefly played baseball for the Yankees & received $150,000