John Elway, who has kept coaches, teammates and fans guessing about his future, has decided to return for a 16th season with the Denver Broncos, a radio station reported Sunday.
KOA talk show hosts Dave Logan and Scott Hastings said they have confirmed the quarterback will play for one more year. They said Elway will announce the decision at a news conference on Tuesday.Broncos spokesman Paul Kirk said he could not confirm the Denver radio station's report and that no news conference had been scheduled.
Elway, who turns 38 on June 28, has been debating his future since the Broncos won their first Super Bowl in January.
On Friday, he told reporters at the John Elway Classic golf tournament that he had not made a decision yet, but was leaning toward retirement.
Elway also said his right shoulder is recovering well from surgery in February, six months after he ruptured a biceps tendon during a preseason game.
In 15 seasons, Elway has guided his team to 138 victories, more than any other quarterback in NFL history. He has thrown for 48,669 yards and accounted for 51,982 total yards, second only to Miami's Dan Marino in NFL history.
Elway is the only player ever to pass for 3,000 yards and rush for 200 yards in seven straight seasons (1985-91).
Famous for late-game comebacks, he has rallied his team to 44 game-saving drives in his career, the most of any quarterback.
He has been named to eight Pro Bowls and was the NFL's MVP in 1987.