Elway staying at Denver’s helm
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.