ESPN’s new 30 for 30 documentary Elway to Marino (Tuesday, April 23, at 8pm ET on ESPN) looks at the historic 1983 NFL Draft, which saw six quarterbacks — including Hall of Famers John Elway, Jim Kelly and Dan Marino — selected in the first round. Told through the eyes of the players, head coaches, general managers, team owners and agents who participated, Elway to Marino reveals the inside story of the draft picks, the back room deals, and the tension between the players and the teams.
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ESPN Films’ next installment in the critically acclaimed 30 for 30 series will be Elway to Marino from director Ken Rodgers of NFL Films. Elway to Marino is narrated by Tom Selleck and debuts at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, on ESPN. Six quarterbacks were selected in the first round of that draft – still the most ever. Elway to Marino explores this landmark draft through the eyes of the players, head coaches, general managers, team owners and agents who participated — including Marvin Demoff, who represented both John Elway and Dan Marino, and kept a diary in the months leading up to the most dramatic draft day in NFL history. This film takes a look at the inside story of the draft picks, the back room deals, and the tension between future Hall of Famers and the teams that selected them.