Honestly, I don't buy that. Elway didn't set ****. John Fox did. Give Elway credit for hiring a good coach, but let's not give him too much credit.
And Peyton Manning had a large part to do with those players developing as well. Again, let's give Elway credit for getting him, but that's it.
Peyton doesn't come to Denver if he doesn't have many of the players that the previous regime brought in. So while I commend Elway for doing a great job so far, it's unfair to give him credit for many things that happened before him or things that happened indirectly bc of him. That's not fair.
Let's just give him a couple more years before we throw him in the top 5. I think that's fair.