John Elway endorses Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court

Former Denver Broncos quarterback and NFL legend John Elway on Monday gave his "highest recommendation" for Judge Neil Gorsuch to be confirmed for the Supreme Court.

"A native of Colorado, Neil has demonstrated tremendous intelligence, character and fairness while serving for more than a decade on the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit," Elway said in a letter released on the first day of Gorsuch's confirmation hearings. "His credentials, integrity and sound moral compass are major reasons why he's already received so much bipartisan support for his nomination."

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, where Gorsuch has served since 2006, is located in Denver. Elway became general manager of the Broncos in 2011.

Elway ended his note with high praise: "Neil is a big Denver Broncos fan, and I can tell you that I'm a big fan of his."