Stayed Loyal: John Elway
In fairness to John Elway, he might’ve started off his career with a trade demand, but once he joined the Denver Broncos, he stuck with them ’til the very end. We remember the early success Elway enjoyed in his career, taking Denver to three Super Bowls during his first eight years in the NFL (though losing all three of them).
But when the Broncos had some forgettable years in the mid-1990’s, Elway never made a public stink about the plight of the team. His patience would be paid off after the team hired head coach Mike Shanahan, who helped Elway finish his career with back-to-back Super Bowl wins.