On Monday, former Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway endorsed Mitt Romney in Colorado, two days before Denver hosts the first presidential debate between Romney and President Barack Obama.
Elway, the NFL Hall of Famer and Stanford legend known for leading his teams to last-minute comeback victories, said he endorsed Romney because he was a “proven leader with the experience and background to turn around our struggling economy.”
“In these tough economic times, we need a president who understands how to get America working again – by standing on the side of taxpayers and small-business owners who do the real job creating,” Elway said. “America needs a comeback team — Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are that team.”
Romney said in a statement that “leaders come in many forms, and John Elway has always exemplified leadership, first as a quarterback for the Super Bowl champion Broncos, and now as an executive vice president for the team.”
“He’s had to overcome challenges during his career, and he knows what it takes to turn things around when things get tough,” Romney said. “I’m proud to have him on my team as we campaign to lead the comeback this nation desperately needs.”