GM Elway agrees to deal
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — 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-turned-GM 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.
Elway was set to enter the final year of his contract as general manager and executive vice president of football operations. The sides tore up the final year of his old contract and added four more seasons, through 2021.
In his 22 seasons with the franchise, including 16 as a player, the Broncos have fewer losing seasons (two) than Lombardi Trophies (three).
During his six seasons as an executive, Elway is the only GM in the league who has acquired future Pro Bowl players through the draft, street free agency, unrestricted free agency and college free agency.