The Denver Broncos are a very proud franchise that has played in a number of big games over the years. They have also had a great many exceptional players too, perhaps none more so than Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway. John Elway would lead the Broncos to multiple Super Bowls, eventually helping the team win two world titles. The team has been around since 1960, but it should come as no surprise that John Elway holds the record for most 3,000 yard passing seasons by a member of the Denver Broncos.
During his career, Elway put up 12 different 3,000 yard passing seasons for Denver. The first one came in 1985 and his last in 1997. Who is in second place on the list though?
It is safe to say that Elway’s record is in no danger of being passed anytime soon. Through the 2010 season, three players are tied for second in 3,000 yard passing seasons for the team with two each: Jay Cutler, Brian Griese, and Jake Plummer.
John Elway will go down as possibly the best Denver Broncos player ever. His dominance in the 3,000 yard season category is just one more small illustration as to why that is so.