It is said that Mike Shanahan couldn't win without John Elway. People who say that are idiots.
Mike Shanahan made Brian Griese, Jake Plummer, and Jay Cutler look like good quarterbacks
The Broncos went 11-5 and sent Brian Griese to the Probowl in 2000
The Broncos went 13-3 and sent Jake Plummer to the Probowl in 2005
The Broncos went 8-8 and sent Jay Cutler to the Probowl in 2008
Shanahan was also:
4-0 with Bubby Brister
2-1 with Chris Miller
4-3 with Gus Frerotte
2-3 with Steve Beuerlein
0-2 with Danny Kanell
0-1 with Jarious Jackson
That is a record of 12-10 with BACKUP QUARTERBACKS
So please, never ever EVER say that Mike Shanahan sucked after John Elway again. Or I will have to e-punch you in your e-face.