Just a heads up, Broncos fans — you might want to tune in to ESPN at 6 p.m. MT on Tuesday, April 23.
The network’s newest 30 for 30 feature is titled Elway to Marino, exploring the 1983 NFL Draft, when a record six quarterbacks were selected in the first round. The first of those was John Elway.
The film is directed by NFL Films’ Ken Rodgers, and tells the story of the draft from the perspective of many of the players taken — including Elway and Dan Marino — along with head coaches, general managers, team owners and agents.
Marvin Demoff, the agent who represented both Elway and Marino, reveals his detailed diary from the days leading up to the draft all the way through to when the Broncos famously traded for Elway. The drama following the Baltimore Colts’ selection of Elway is chronicled in great detail, revealing a lot of interesting subplots. For example, did you know that the San Francisco 49ers briefly considered including quarterback Joe Montana — just 15 months removed from Super Bowl win — in a trade for Elway?