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Elway Offers His Critique on Wilson

September 04, 1986|MARK HEISLER

The first returns from around the National Football League are in on the Raider quarterback position for 1986, and they're not complimentary.

In a surprise, they're from Bronco quarterback John Elway.

The Raiders will open in Denver Sunday. In a conference call with Los Angeles reporters Wednesday, Elway was asked how close he came come to becoming the Raider quarterback, a reference to their attempt to trade for his draft rights in 1983.

Elway said he remembered and added: "They need one, that's for sure."

Asked if he was referring to Raider starter Marc Wilson, Elway said:

"I'll rescind that."

Consider it rescinded.

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