Elway dubs McCarron rumor “fake news”

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The Broncos initially dealt with the rumor of a potential trade for Bengals quarterback A.J. McCarron by dabbling in statistical impossibilities. They’ve now gone on the record in a manner that pays homage to the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Broncos President of Football Operations and G.M. John Elway has taken to Twitter to respond to the McCarron rumor, without mentioning McCarron by name.

Why is Elway doing this? He knows that whoever wins the starting job will need to have the full support of the organization, from the top to the bottom. Allowing rumors of interest in other quarterbacks to linger will undermine the starter’s ability to lead, in the same way that drafting (to pull out a random name with no present relevance whatsoever) Tommy Maddox in the first round would.

26 responses to “Elway dubs McCarron rumor “fake news”

  1. The issue is that Lynch is not worth a bag of peanuts. The Broncos know this and they do not want to waste a year of their good if not great defense. They have tried to do everything they can to basically give the job to Lynch and he still cannot beat out Siemian. For what ever reason (I think its Elway wanting to be right about Lynch) they just do not like the idea of Siemian.

  2. Yes, let’s buy into that ‘fake news’ narrative that’s doing so much good for the country.

  3. It’s a stupid rumor that shouldn’t even need a response. Seriously, what team would trade for a guy who isn’t any better than the guys they already have? If one of their guys got hurt then, sure, but in what universe is McCarron an upgrade over either of the Broncos QBs?

  4. Wow. So, they consider Simien and Lynch as busts already?

    Yikes!

    The Pats are licking their chops to go into MIle High yet again and get another win against the Cap Cheats.

  5. Wow. So, they consider Simien and Lynch as busts already?

    Yikes!

    The Pats are licking their chops to go into MIle High yet again and get another win against the Cap Cheats

    Brady is 3–6 in Denver

  6. I’ll say this for AJ McCarron, he had the Bengals winning a playoff game for the first time in forever until those two morons did what they do and Bungled the win away.

    That’s something Andy Dalton hasn’t been able to do.

  7. Stocks at an all time high, unemployment low, companies keeping their jobs in the US, sounds like someone is buying into the Fake news of the mainstream media.

  8. If anyone has seen Elway’s interview on Fox News, you know when it comes to anything but football, he is none too bright.
    Go Chiefs Go

  9. Fake News is the new catch-phrase for wannabe tough guys who refuse to accept reality. Seeing that phrase is the best indicator that the subject is probably true.

  10. Fire Elway, he is wasting that defense with QB uncertainty. He should have had a QB succession plan after Manning.

  11. Through diligent research, I have determined that when a person utters “Fake News” it means the News in question doesn’t suit the agenda of the Speaker.

    If the Fake News is later proven to be true…..the Proof is then declared Fake News.

    Repeat as necessary.

  12. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:

    Fire Elway, he is wasting that defense with QB uncertainty. He should have had a QB succession plan after Manning.
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    The Seattle Seahawks would like to thank the Denver Broncos for trading us Ifedi and Vannett for Lynch.

  13. Bronco fans know this is fake news because Trevor Siemian already smoked Andy Dalton head-to-head last season, in Cincy. So if he’s better than their starter, pretty sure he’s better than the backup with three career starts.

  14. black59razorblog says:
    August 9, 2017 at 2:48 pm
    Bronco fans know this is fake news because Trevor Siemian already smoked Andy Dalton head-to-head last season, in Cincy. So if he’s better than their starter, pretty sure he’s better than the backup with three career starts.
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    I must have missed the times when they were on the field at the same time actually playing against each other.

  15. 3beeps says:
    August 9, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    Through diligent research, I have determined that when a person utters “Fake News” it means the News in question doesn’t suit the agenda of the Speaker.
    ______________________________________________________________________________

    Actually fake news means just that, fake news. It means you should do more in depth research yourself and you’ll find out why they’re being called fake news. As of right now you’re uninformed.

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