Broncos GM and Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway ignited a social media storm Monday with a letter he sent on stationery bearing the team logo urging the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to approve Colorado native Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Colorado Springs Gazette tweeted a copy of the letter Monday. In it, Elway — a longtime supporter of Republican politics — wrote in part about the right-leaning Gorsuch, "Neil is a big Denver Broncos fan, and I can tell you I'm a big fan of his."

Because the letter had the appearance of being on the NFL team's official letterhead, many on Twitter went full-on snark ("Well, I was on the fence, but John Elway endorses him? Surely he's qualified to be on the Supreme Court," one person joked).