John Elway “Happy” For Jameis

February 26th, 2016
John Elway talks America's Quarterback.

John Elway talks America’s Quarterback.

Believe it or not, Hall of Fame quarterback and current Super Bowl champion general manager John Elway and America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, share many parallels.

* Both were star baseball players who could have forsaken the NFL for Major League Baseball.

* Both entered the NFL under controversy. Elway, a No. 1 overall pick who wanted nothing to do with bungling Bob Irsay and the Balitmore Colts, demanded a trade before he was even drafted. At the time, it was an outrageous and unheard of demand that nearly turned the NFL upside down.

* Both were the first pick in the draft.

* Both started as rookies (Jameis started in every game; not so with Elway).

So when Elway, who has turned into a damned fine general manager, took to the podium at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis to talk to the NFL media yesterday, Joe asked him what he thought of America’s Quarterback, given his similarities to Jameis.

Elway seemed to gush over Jameis.

“You know, I thought he had a good year,” Elway said. “I think, obviously, he had a lot on his plate. He was shouldering a lot of pressure being the No. 1 pick in the draft. He came in and did a nice job.

“I think he had a good start. It was a good year for him. It showed he can play in this league. I think he will get better and better. So, I was happy for Jameis that he had a good year his first year, especially with the expectations where it was.”

What more is there to add? One of the best quarterbacks in NFL history, who knows fully what Jameis was going through, marveled at not just how he handled things, but balled out.

It seems Elway likes Jameis, therefore, Elway loves America.

18 Responses to “John Elway “Happy” For Jameis”

  1. CaptainStagger Says:


  2. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Gamers recognize eachother. Its simple.

  3. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Off tpoic but I’ve had a change of heart after doing some research. I was screaming Nkemdiche scratch that. Buckner at 9 man. 163 tackles over the last two seasons as a Dlinemen. Woah😮.

  4. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Joe you may want to look up two words I the dictionary – gush and hyperbole

  5. Rrsrq Says:

    The were both recruited by Stanford.

  6. Buc1987 Says:

    Elway didn’t gush Joe.

    You and I gush over JW, but not Elway Joe.

  7. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    Both were offered scholarships to Stanford.

  8. Buc1987 Says:

    Both of them had me gushing over them…

  9. Strider ....Sec 147 Says:

    “It seems Elway likes Jameis, therefore, Elway loves America.” I love this line !!!! Lmaoo!!! Definitely going to start using that one!! <3 Jameis I wonder what he is doing today.

  10. Bucs SB with Jameis Says:

    John Elway. A man with a 56% Lifetime Completion percentage that rode Terrell Davis to three SBs

  11. Joe Says:

    “It seems Elway likes Jameis, therefore, Elway loves America.” I love this line !!!!


  12. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    Joe Says:

    February 26th, 2016 at 9:15 am

    “It seems Elway likes Jameis, therefore, Elway loves America.” I love this line !!!!


  13. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Elway and Davis have 3 SB’s? I must of missed something.

  14. Buc1987 Says:

    Bucs SB with Jameis Says:
    February 26th, 2016 at 9:12 am

    “John Elway. A man with a 56% Lifetime Completion percentage that rode Terrell Davis to three SBs.”

    At the time of his retirement in early 1999, Elway recorded the most victories by a starting quarterback and statistically was the second most prolific passer in NFL history. He was also a prolific rusher of the ball, being one of only two players ever to score a rushing touchdown in four different Super Bowls.

    As Denver’s quarterback, he led his teams to six AFC Championship Games and five Super Bowls, winning two. All totaled, he is a three-time Super Bowl winner with the Broncos, as he was Executive VP/GM of the team when they won Super Bowl 50.

    In January 1987, Elway embarked on one of the most notable performances in sports and in NFL history, helping engineer a 98-yard, game-tying touchdown drive in the AFC Championship Game against the Cleveland Browns. The moment is known in National Football League lore as “The Drive.”

    Oh yes I gushed.

  15. OAR Says:

    For some reason every time I see Elway I hear….
    A horse is a horse, of course of course,
    and no one can talk to a horse of course,
    that is of course, unless the horse,
    Is the famous Mister Ed!

  16. BoJim Says:

    Thank you for saying that Buc1987. I would’ve just said “do some research dookie before opening your pie hole.” But you said it much nicer. 🙂

  17. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    John Elway is one of the all time greats as 87 has proved to us all. I have no dispute with that.

    But I have to give props to OAR and his Mr. Ed line. That was seriously funny.

  18. Dave Says:


    Well said. People today look at stats and, even though Eleay had done of the best ever, it was a different time and game.
    Unless you watched, you just don’t get it.
    Elway is a top 5 all time QB in my book.

    Yes, he won when he had TD. So? This is the Ultimate team game.
    Aikman won with E Smith.
    Montana won with rice and a damn good defense.
    Big Ben has the worst SB performance ever for a winning QB…. No one cares. He won.

    Elway won two. Went to 3 others with a piss poor coach and an average team. He carried them there.