Elway Offers His Critique on Wilson

The first returns from around the National Football League are in on the Raider quarterback position for 1986, and they’re not complimentary.

In a surprise, they’re from Bronco quarterback John Elway.

The Raiders will open in Denver Sunday. In a conference call with Los Angeles reporters Wednesday, Elway was asked how close he came come to becoming the Raider quarterback, a reference to their attempt to trade for his draft rights in 1983.

Elway said he remembered and added: “They need one, that’s for sure.”


Asked if he was referring to Raider starter Marc Wilson, Elway said:

“I’ll rescind that.”

Consider it rescinded.