John Elway net worth and salary: John Elway is a retired American football player who has a net worth of $145 million. John Elway earned his net worth through his career as a quarterback for the Denver Broncos of the NFL. John Elway is the co-owner of the Arena Football team The Colorado Crush and is currently the chairman of the AFL executive committee. Elway owns two restaurants in Colorado which are appropriately named "Elways". He previously owned five car dealerships, and is still the owner of two Toyota Scion dealerships. He became a spokesman for OpenSports.com in 2008, where he writes an NFL blog post every week. He is also the Executive VP of the Denver Broncos football operations. John was born on June 28, 1960 in Port Angeles, Washington. John's dad was a college football coach. When the elder Elway landed the head coaching job at Cal-State-Northridge in 1976, the family moved to Southern California. John attended Granada Hills high school for three years. He then attended Stanford University where he played both football and baseball. He graduated with a degree in economics then immediately entered the 1983 NFL draft. He was the first overall pick by the Baltimore Colts. Elway refused to play for the Colts and was quickly traded to the Denver Broncos where he remained for his entire 16 year NFL career. As a Bronco, Elway won two Super Bowls.