El­way staying at Denver’s helm

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - SPORTS -

EN­GLE­WOOD, Colorado — One lead­er­ship saga down, an­other one con­tin­ues for the Denver Bron­cos.

John El­way agreed to a new five-year con­tract on Mon­day, end­ing a long-run­ning story line that had fans wondering if their Hall of Fame QB-turnedGM might leave the fran­chise he’s led to three Su­per Bowl ti­tles.

El­way had in­sisted ever since the club ap­proached him last Oc­to­ber about a new deal that he wasn’t go­ing any­where.

But as months passed without an agree­ment, the is­sue came to dom­i­nate dis­cus­sions about the Bron­cos along with their quar­ter­back puz­zle.

Their on-field leader will be de­ter­mined over the next few weeks as Trevor Siemian and Pax­ton Lynch re­sume their much-hyped QB com­pe­ti­tion. The Bron­cos be­gin their sev­enth training camp un­der El­way’s front-of­fice lead­er­ship on Thurs­day.

El­way led Denver to Su­per Bowl wins af­ter the 1997 and ’98 sea­sons to cap his Hall of Fame play­ing ca­reer.

He re­turned to his beloved Bron­cos in 2011, and from the front of­fice has led them to a 77-33 record with five play­off ap­pear­ances and a win over Carolina in Su­per Bowl 50.


Tampa Bay Rays' Tim Beck­ham is dou­bled out on a line drive while try­ing to re­turn to first base dur­ing the sev­enth in­ning of Mon­day’s MLB game against the Bal­ti­more Ori­oles in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Ori­oles sent the Rays to their sea­son-worst fifth straight loss with a 5-0 de­ci­sion.

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