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Elway To Coach Young QB, But Not The One You're Thinking...

Former Denver Broncos great and Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway is heading back to the football field, this time to coach his son, according to reports in Denver media Wednesday.

Elway will be the new quarterbacks coach at Cherry Creek High School, where his son, Jack, is the senior quarterback.
"It's good," Jack Elway told The Denver Post. "It's nice to have him out there, but I've actually always had him as a coach at home."

Elway, the Broncos quarterback from 1983 to 1999 and the only quarterback to start in five Super Bowls, donned a cap, sunglasses and a knee brace as he tutored his son and other quarterbacks at the school this week.

"I had the time and wanted to coach," the elder Elway said. "I figured this would be the last chance I'd get to do it. I talked to Greg and he allowed me to come out and help."

Cherry Creek head coach Greg Critchett said he previously talked to John Elway last year about helping out, but Elway's schedule wouldn't work.

John Elway has spent time on the sidelines with his son in Pop Warner. John Elway was tutored by his father, Jack, in California, who was a college coach in the 1970s and '80s and a scout for the Broncos until retiring in 2000. Jack Elway died in 2001.

The young Jack Elway told the Post his father is helping him: "mostly with coverages and reading them, and knowing where to go with the ball. He'll set up at the line with me and tell me to look away from the corner or that he's dropping, just seeing coverages... then from there I can make a better throw."

Jack Elway has not yet committed to a college, but has take unofficial trips to Oregon and UCLA, according to the Post.

Cherry Creek opens it seasons Aug. 31 against Montbello.

Critchett said having the opportunity to have one of the greatest NFL players in history was too good to pass up.

"As a coach, you're trying to not have fathers on your staff," he said, "but this is a little different deal."