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Broncos executive Tom Heckert has been on medical leave

Tom Heckert AP

As the Broncos made their push for the playoffs, the No. 1 seed, and the Super Bowl, they were doing so without one of their top football executives.

Mike Klis of 9News in Denver explains that director of pro personnel Tom Heckert has been on medical leave during the second half of the 2015 season.

“I was recently diagnosed with a very treatable blood disorder,” Heckert said, via Klis. “I’m feeling better every day as a result of the treatments and hope to get back to work in the near future. The Broncos’ organization — in particular John Elway, Matt Russell and Joe Ellis — have been extremely supportive and accommodating during the last few months. I sincerely appreciate everyone’s kind thoughts and will be rooting for the Broncos to bring home a Super Bowl win.”

Heckert, 48, had heart surgery four years ago while serving as G.M. of the Browns. He previously worked for the Eagles, as General Manager.

We wish Tom a quick and complete recovery.

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8 Responses to “Broncos executive Tom Heckert has been on medical leave”
  1. dablitz2 says: Jan 30, 2016 6:23 PM

    If he can get healthy, Tom would be a great GM candidate somewhere. The Browns roster was old and slow when he got it and he really improved it. His rebuild got caught short when Haslam bought the team just a couple years into it, but the man has an eye for talent.

    I would rather have someone who has demonstrated an eye for talent and has experience in that role than a totally unproven new GM. Best wishes to Tom Heckert.

  2. sewalters79 says: Jan 30, 2016 6:29 PM

    Dude is a massive Drunk, at least in Cleveland he was

  3. fin72 says: Jan 30, 2016 6:30 PM

    This guy has had a lot of serious health issues for a guy in his 40’s (not to mention the drinking problem). His profession may not be good for his long-term outlook.

  4. ebdug says: Jan 30, 2016 8:00 PM

    If all the Broncos management personnel got sick the Broncos might have a chance.

  5. vusnu says: Jan 30, 2016 9:26 PM

    If Tom was still in Philly, the fans there would be calling him out as being soft because he has a blood disorder.

  6. cinzano08 says: Jan 30, 2016 9:48 PM

    Fits right in with substance abusing salary cap cheatingBroncos. No legitimate titles in history.

  7. thesmartest1 says: Jan 31, 2016 8:29 AM

    Very treatable blood disorder we’ve kept quiet and takes 10 weeks to cure. OK got it.

  8. steelerben says: Feb 1, 2016 9:37 AM

    He should just talk to John Bowlen. That guy is apparently the blood of the city, so maybe he could give Heckert a transfusion.

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