John Elway loves the thought of DeMarcus Ware opposite Von Miller

AP

John Elway had a big smile on his face as he said on NFL Network on Wednesday that the Broncos knew they wanted to pounce when the Cowboys cut DeMarcus Ware a day earlier.

Elway raved about what Ware can do in the Broncos’ defense and said he thinks Ware will bounce back from a disappointing 2013 season in Dallas.

“We really believe he’s got a lot of football left in him. He played through a lot of pain last year. He’s had a tremendous career and we really think that opposite Von Miller he will really add to the pass rush,” Elway said.

Although the Broncos appear to be spending big now to win a title while Peyton Manning is still in his prime, Elway said the Broncos expect to be in good shape in the future and aren’t pushing as much money into future years as it might appear.

“We’re all in now, but we’re really in this for the future as well,” Elway said. “We’re not mortgaging our future. We plan on being a good football team for a long time.”

As long as the Broncos have Ware and Miller playing together, that will be a lineup that Elway loves, and opposing quarterbacks will hate.