Wait. Was that supposed to be John Elway?
When the Broncos returned to the gridiron Monday night, ESPN aired a cartoon graphic depicting former Broncos quarterback and current General Manager John Elway showing off his recent draft picks popping out of an orange 4x4 vehicle. The graphic aired during the first half of Monday's match between the Denver Broncos and the Tennessee Titans and immediately created a firestorm of social media confusion.
Man I missed the Monday Night Football graphics. I think that’s supposed to be John Elway? pic.twitter.com/UYQ0rDGNVP— Johnny Mangano (@Johnnymangano) September 15, 2020
Is that burly looking, sunglass-wearing character supposed to be John Elway? Those reacting to the graphic called it everything from bizarre to confusing. Evidence, including a #7 badge on the character's lapel and a sign with Elway's name pointing directly at him, suggests that it is, in fact, supposed to be John Elway.
See what Twitter had to say:
Fake John Elway didn’t strike me as a 4x4 guy but here we are pic.twitter.com/3eBIw0GD8l— 0-1 sympathizer (1-0) (@saucemanabe) September 15, 2020
Have they ever seen John Elway? https://t.co/tvw9a0m1YS— Mello (@mello) September 15, 2020
The Monday Night Football CGI John Elway looks like he’s about to help you on a Grand Theft Auto mission pic.twitter.com/WSXJbWdTe0— Elliot Goldbaum (@elgoldbaum) September 15, 2020
Honestly my biggest takeaway from last night is that ESPN has revealed John Elway is actually just retired Duke Nukem... pic.twitter.com/tr93oSGuap— Richie Carni (@RichieCarni) September 15, 2020
What the hell is going on with this Monday Night Football graphic of John Elway?https://t.co/9BbXhd1jp4— SB Nation (@SBNation) September 15, 2020
Has ESPN ever seen John Elway? pic.twitter.com/5ARJ2CzaIl— Billy (@BillyLong07) September 15, 2020
“Is that John Elway or Arnold Schwarzenegger?”— Stephanie Stradley (@StephStradley) September 15, 2020
lol who does these? pic.twitter.com/Ccsg6CPFw9
It's what John Elway would look like if you're on acid.https://t.co/nzDgnq1U2m— BroBible (@BroBible) September 15, 2020
Not sure how accurate John Elway (?) is but check out those Denver Broncos in a Ford Bronco! And that roof! You need a Bronco! 🏈🇺🇸💪🏻 https://t.co/ZnmvdKVKoP— Mike Levine (@mrlevine) September 15, 2020
John Elway ladies and gentlemen pic.twitter.com/RW0CcnkqMH— Jared Block (@jaredrblock) September 15, 2020
best part about this graphic is the sign that says john elway with an arrow pic.twitter.com/OfaOQyceYv— me (@iamprinster) September 15, 2020
lmao Elway should sue tbh pic.twitter.com/9ABvbEFgdb— Ryan Greene 📷 (@RyanCBS4) September 15, 2020
ESPN did John Elway so dirty pic.twitter.com/g1vsR8MCXM— Max Chadwick (@Chad_Maxwick) September 15, 2020
Find someone who looks at you like the ESPN graphics department looks at John Elway. https://t.co/rNfQG7O2ro— Joshua Brisco (@jbbrisco) September 15, 2020
What do you think of the bizarre graphic of John Elway? Share your thoughts in the comments below.