The last time John Elway‘s team was part of the Super Bowl, he was in his final season as the quarterback of the Denver Broncos. By Thursday morning of that week, he was surely immersed in the final touches of the game plan that would eventually lead the Broncos to a decisive victory over the Atlanta Falcons and allow Elway to ride off into the sunset.
Come game day for Super Bowl 48 this week, Elway will likely be just as stressed out as he was in his playing days as he watches from the booth. But in the meantime, his role as Executive VP of football operations lends him a bit more free time.
Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that Elway and Broncos president Joe Ellis will take in part of the New York experience on Thursday morning:
Broncos president Joe Ellis and football operations boss John Elway will ring the opening bell at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the New York Stock Exchange.
“Only at a New York Super Bowl can such a privilege be offered. May the Bronco bosses clang that bell just right.”
May they clang it right, indeed. I don’t know that this is an omen one way or another for the Broncos, but it’s John Elway so it must be cool.