Currently the general manager and the president of football operations of the Denver Broncos, John Elway is a retired quarterback who played 16 seasons for the same franchise from 1993 onwards. He led the Broncos to five Super Bowls during his tenure, winning two of the same in consecutive years in the 1997 and the 1998 seasons. Elway also won the Super Bowl MVP award for the latter. At the time of his retirement, the Stanford University alumnus had recorded the highest number of victories for a starting quarterback.
Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2000 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004, John Elway was a 9-time Pro-Bowler during his playing career. He has an estimated net worth of $145 million.
John Elway Salary
Elway made nearly $45.5 million in cumulative salaries during his 16-year career in the NFL. He made a reported $4.8 million in the final year of his playing career in 1998 which included a signing bonus of $4.5 million. His biggest paycheck amounted to $10.1 million including a signing bonus of $6 million which he received in 1993.
As the general manager of the Denver Broncos, he reportedly draws a salary of $3.75 million and has a contract with the franchise till 2021.
John Elway Endorsements and Investments
One of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, Elway has appeared in commercials for several brands and organizations. Some of these include Nestle, Neptune Krill Oil, Sprint, Chevrolet, and Shriners Hospitals.
The 58-year-old owns two steakhouses, both of which go by the name Elway's. He was also the owner of Colorado Crush franchise of the now defunct Arena Football League.
Elway used to own five dealerships of John Elway Autos which he sold to AutoNation for a reported sum of $82.5 million. He still owns two Toyota Scion dealerships, one Chevrolet dealership, and a Chrysler dealership.
John Elway Charity Work
Elway established The Elway Foundation in 1987 with a view to fight child abuse and prevent future generations from facing the same. He also founded The Heroes Foundation which strives to provide funding and support to America's heroes. He also supports a host of other charitable institutes such as The Miami Project, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Kids Wish Foundation and the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center.
|Source of wealth||Professional NFL player (retired), Endorsements, Executive|
|Cumulative salary earnings (playing career)||$45.5 million over 16 seasons|
|Salary (as an executive GM)||$3.75 million per year|
|Brands endorsed||Nestle, Neptune Krill Oil, Sprint, Chevrolet, Shriners Hospitals|
|Marital status||Married to Paige Green|
|Charities supported||The Elway Foundation, The Heroes Foundation, The Miami Project, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Kids Wish Foundation, Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center|
Updated on 13 March 2019