John Elway’s ‘Fake News’ Tweet Over QB Issue Is Quite Scandalous
"Quarterback controversy." "Fake news." It's amazing how two little words can incite people.
John Elway, the two-time Super Bowl-winning Broncos legend who now serves as the team's VP of football operations and general manager, took to Twitter on Wednesday to dispute a report that the team was interested in trading for Bengals quarterback A.J. McCarron.
Denying a media report in and of itself is not unusual, but Elway's decision to refute with the phrase "fake news" certainly was.
The Broncos will most likely trot out either Trevor Siemian or Paxton Lynch under center when the regular season kicks off. Those names don't exactly strike fear into opponents' hearts and they certainly won't have fantasy football players praying they're still available to draft come anytime before the 16th round. But that's not the point. The point here is that Elway invoked a simple, yet highly divisive, phrase popularized by the highly divisive President Trump to make his point.
It should be noted that Elway attended Trump's presidential inauguration. In a sport where politics can be isolating (see Colin Kaepernick, who, coincidentally is a QB that is available to play), he's been able to make his point courteous of a controversial phrase that may yet define this presidency. Kaepernick
Elway's tweet incited did not go unnoticed and invoked plenty of response from both sides of the aisle.