John Elway was one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever throw on a set of pads in the NFL. For most of his career the single blemish on his otherwise stellar career was having never won a Super Bowl. The 1997 Denver Broncos represented the best chance for him to achieve the prize that had eluded him for so long because for the first time Elway had enough parts around him that he didn’t have to win games all by himself. The ’97 Broncos ended the regular season with the best record in the NFL and were considered favorites to make it to the Super Bowl. The Broncos were heavily favored in their first playoff game against the Jacksonville Jaguars but inexplicably the Broncos lost. Whether they would have gone on to win the Super Bowl that year is debatable but they did have a team that could have done it.