The treatment these guys received is more alike than I realized... It also has a dejavu feel to it in light the the McNabb/Pam Oliver thing.
Reilly asked Elway if he would like to be traded. "I don't know," he replied. Did he want to quit? "I don't know," Elway said. How much more was he willing to take? "Not much," he said. Clearly, the guy was having a meltdown, and it was all due to the pressure of playing quarterback and living with the scrutiny that comes with it
You can't help but notice the parallels between Elway and McNabb. Elway was in his seventh season in 1989. McNabb is in his eighth season as a starter. Both men had led their teams to the Super Bowl but came up short. Both were drafted with the expectation they would lead their teams to a championship, but the trophy case was still empty and patience was running out.
Did Elway deal with the added pressure of a Kevin Kolb like figure? Oh yes...
Interesting to say the least. We can only hope McNabb goes on to mimic Elway's success later in his career.