John Elway stepping down as Broncos GM

After ten years as the Broncos GM John Elway will be stepping down. The long time Bronco, both as a player and as front office personnel, won’t be leaving the team, however. Instead Elway will be taking an elevated position within the organization and will be the full time President of Football Operations. Elway essentially gave himself a promotion.


Breaking: John Elway will no longer be the GM of the Broncos as he takes an elevated role with the team, a source tells @AdamSchefter. Elway will stay on as President of Football Operations. pic.twitter.com/ISlFR48Niu — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 4, 2021

Only Elway could step down from one position and in to a higher role. Stepping down as GM and promoting yourself to President of Football Operations is such a baller move. A Hall of Fame worthy move by a GM. Elway has given himself a promotion that pays better with a reduced workload, and he’s going to hire a new GM that fans can blame when shit hits the fan. It really is a genius plan. If only Elway was this smart when evaluating quarterbacks. Then maybe the Broncos would have a franchise quarterback by now. And they wouldn’t be asking if it’s time to throw in the towel on Drew Lock.

But in reality this is a good move for the Denver Broncos. Elway will no longer have final say on the draft, free agency or roster personnel. At least according to Elway he won’t. The GM will now have the final say on all the roster decisions and personnel.


Per source: After 10 years as Broncos GM, John Elway is taking an elevated role with the team and will hire a GM, giving him final say on personnel. Elway will stay on as Pres of FB Ops while GM works closely w/ HC Vic Fangio. Elway helped Denver to nearly 100 wins and SB win. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 4, 2021