The Broncos would fire John Elway

Broncos GM John Elway fires himself

The Denver Broncos are looking for a new general manager, according to NFL insider Adam Schefter. John Elway, who has wielded the scepter in Denver for over ten years, will take on other tasks in the organization in the future.


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

John Elway has been General Manager and Executive Vice President of Football Operations in Denver since 2011. In the past ten seasons, the Hall of Fame member was responsible for all personnel and management decisions. In 2016, the 60-year-old led the Denver Broncos to their Super Bowl victory as GM and showed a golden knack by signing veteran quarterback Peyton Manning. Further decisions in the following years, including the obligations of QB Brock Osweiler and QB Paxton Lynch, increasingly brought Elway into criticism. “I've always tried everything to develop the team. The decision is well considered, I will lead the fate of the club in a higher role in the future. A new general manager will lead our human resources and football staff and have the final say in drafting, free agency and squad formation, ”confirmed Elway.

ESPN's Field Yates noted that Adam Peters would be a "logical target" for the Broncos. He has just finished his fourth season with the San Francisco 49ers as Vice President of Player Personnel after spending eight years in Denver. But the decision has not yet been made.