John Elway is ready to run the football operations of the Denver Broncos.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Elway and the Broncos have reached agreement on a deal that will make Elway an executive VP of the team. The Denver Post reported all week that Elway’s hiring was imminent and wrote Sunday morning that Elway will get the title of VP of football operations. That’s the same title Mike Shanahan held in Denver when he wielded total authority over all things Broncos for more than a decade.
G.M. Brian Xanders will reportedly answer to Elway and Schefter reports the first order of business for Elway will be to try to hire Jim Harbaugh from Stanford. (Wonder if Elway has any connections there?)
Everyone around the team insists this is more than a P.R. move and Elway will truly be running the show despite no NFL experience.
That’s exactly what has the rest of the NFL smiling and nodding.