John Elway Trolls Broncos Fan Who Dared Question Trevor Siemian Pick In 2015 NFL Draft

Denver Broncos GM John Elway does not like to be second guessed. And apparently, he’ll remind you of that, a year and a half after the fact.

As reported by ESPN, a clever Twitter user, West Coast Shane, noticed a tweet sent by Elway to Denver Broncos fan T.D.F recently.

In it, @nfkrauss politely questioned Elway’s pick of seventh round quarterback Trevor Siemian during the NFL draft on May 5, 2015. T.D.F wrote, “@johnelway So many other needs, In John we trust @Broncos but this seems like a huge reach.”

To which John Elway responded back at the time, “7th rd pick Trevor Simian had a productive career as a quarterback at Northwestern. He has raw talent and we think he will develop nicely.”

Fast forward a year and a half later and John’s words have become prophetic. The Denver Broncos are 3-0 and Trevor Siemian is one of the biggest surprises thus far this young NFL season.

So what did Elway do next you ask? Why, he tagged this same Bronco fan in a tweet last week after Denver defeated Cincinnati to remain undefeated.

The fan of course, took everything in stride, tweeting and re-tweeting mentions and posts made about Elway’s apparent trolling.

While it may seem like a petty thing to do, John Elway isn’t exactly wrong either. He’s responsible for building two Super Bowl teams, one of which took home the ultimate prize last year behind an over-the-hill Peyton Manning. He flirted with bringing in Colin Kaepernick during the offseason, as reported by The Denver Post, but ultimately did not pull the trigger due to Kaepernick’s high salary at the time.

“We’ve moved on,” Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said during a preseason visit from the 49ers in August. “We wish Colin all the best, but we’ve moved on.”

Ironically, the Kaepernick decision proved even more brilliant considering all the attention Colin has garnered since refusing to stand for the National Anthem in protest of the state of racial affairs and police in America. But even more so, simply from a football point of view, the Broncos have held steady and even thrived under their inexperienced but promising seventh round pick.

Elway initially brought in veteran Mark Sanchez to compete with Siemian at the start of training camp after Manning announced his retirement following the Super Bowl 50 victory, but Trevor outperformed Sanchez and ultimately won the job. His field awareness, smart decision making, and penchant for not turning the ball over has led to the Broncos starting out as one of the few undefeated teams in the NFL alongside New England Patriots, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles, and Baltimore Ravens.

And at the end of the day, it looks like no Denver Broncos fan, including T.D.F. himself, will ever question the draft wisdom of John Elway again. Unless of course, that fan wants to be trolled by Elway a year and a half later.

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