"Winning championships, that's the only way," Elway said, sitting by the Broncos' practice fields and picking through sunflower seeds as his team went through an afternoon practice session. "If he wins two more championships, he'll be, without a doubt, the greatest quarterback ever to play the game. So when I said that, for me, what I meant, that's about winning world championships. He's got the numbers, he has the stats, those will never change, they'll just get better and better.
"But for us to make Peyton the greatest quarterback that's ever played, what will separate him, because now he's in the conversation, if he wins a couple more before he's done, then he'll be right at the top of the list."
"I'm good. It's OK, just sore," he told the newspaper. "I have a little torn rotator cuff. That doesn't heal. We just have to hope it doesn't tear the rest of the way, according to Doc."
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On Wednesday, Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen announced that the team has pledged $50,000 to assist relief efforts for the wildfires burning in Colorado.
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"Certainly having a guy like Von Miller, Elvis Dumervil, Champ Bailey; those are star players in the league. Having a chance to work with them is terrific."
Linebacker Joe Mays said the defense is hard at work, pushing to become a top-five defense in the league.
"We missed having these last year because of the lockout," said Broncos defensive end Elvis Dumervil. "You look at how we're going through things now and it's a big difference with trying to put in a new defense in training camp like we did last year. I think it will show in how we play."