THE Greatest QB of all time (in this #1 fan's humble opinion) has been announced at Executive Vice President of Football Operations for the Denver Broncos. Do you have ANY idea how long I've waited for his return like this?? His presence alone will make a HUGE difference for this very troubled organization, as they've only managed to go downhill in the past few years.
Things are starting to come together. We have a 100% reliable QB in Tim Tebow, he will only get better with time. He's definitely different then the rest. Different than Cutler (most of us made shameful comparisons of Cutler to Mr. Elway and it was so far-fetched, I'm sad to say I was one of them). lol Orton made an OK fill-in but every citizen of Bronco Country knew Orton wouldn't be our future like what we see in Tebow. Tebow has a legit chance of being our next best shot at a "second Elway".
Second, we got rid of McDaniels. I gave him a shot cause he deserved that much but he royally screwed up this team on so many levels by immediately getting rid of at least 1 critical player in Peyton Hillis and getting rid of so many people on the coaching staff it was ridiculous. Not to mention his questionable playcalling and much more. The only credit I will give this guy is that he drafted Tebow. Some still question that move as many thought Tebow shouldn't have been a 1st round pick but it was a smart move, nonetheless, to draft him. He gave the Broncos that much hope but oddly enough, he only played Tebow, literally, once in a blue moon. Glad to say we'll be much better off without an ex-Patriot running this team.
Third, we now have Elway back in the trenches, so to speak. Whether he's playing quarterback or running this organization from the front office, it will be exciting & a major plus for this struggling team. This offseason will be more crazy than the recent ones but with Elway in tow, at least I know we have a reliable & very well-respected man behind the scenes. He'll be able to be involved with the players and the thought of him possibly passing along any knowledge to Tebow is just what we need!!! haha Tebow in charge with the help via Elway.
Now, I know it sounds like I'm getting ahead of myself but I'm staying grounded. I know we have so much to fix within this team it will take time, trust me I know this. But let me just enjoy the fact that Elway has rejoined this once winning & successful team and the thought of what he could do for this team leads me to be more optimistic than I ever have been. This organization still has a lot on their plate... next step getting a new HC. After that hopefully a much better coaching staff that will actually help this team get back on the right track. Only time will tell how far we've come but bringing Elway on board will definitely NOT be a bad move. At least he can be trusted. So long McDoodles, hello to a bright and more successful future for Denver.
Here are the details and some quotes about Elway rejoining his team (info straight from the Denver Broncos official website):
"John Elway's leadership, competitiveness and passion for the Denver Broncos will position this team for long-term success through his work leading our football operations," Broncos Owner and CEO Pat Bowlen said. "John has won championships as both a player and executive, and his experience will be a valuable addition to this franchise. He is the perfect fit for this role, and I am excited to welcome him back to the Denver Broncos."
Elway will direct the Broncos' football operations, working closely with general manager Brian Xanders and the team's head coach while supervising the club's personnel department.
The 16-year Broncos signal caller will hold final authority over the team's football operations -- reporting directly to Bowlen and Ellis -- and will lead the search for a new head coach.
He steps into his new role after spending the 2010 season as a consultant for the team's marketing initiatives following eight seasons as a co-owner and CEO of the AFL's Colorado Crush.
He ran the Crush's day-to-day operations beginning with its founding in 2002, spearheading its football operations and maintaining a presence in all of its marketing and promotional activities. He was named the league's executive of the year in 2003, led the Crush to a World Championship in 2005 and was elected chairman of the AFL's executive committee in 2007.
"He's a very knowledgeable individual, obviously, or he wouldn't be coming back in,"
The players in the locker room expressed excitement about Elway's involvement, and many believed his influence wouldn't be limited to the front office.
Elway, who retired as the all-time winningest starting quarterback in NFL history, spoke with the team "a couple of times" throughout the season. Most notably, he rallied the team before a game against the Chiefs in Week 10.
Denver responded with a 49-29 win.
"The guy, he's everything to this franchise,"
Welcome back Elway, welcome back. As your self-declared #1 fan, I'm truly excited to see what you do for this organization both in the front office and directly with the players. Now I know for a fact there is hope for the future of this team.
GO BRONCOS!!!!!!!!!! 2011 will be the year of change for this team. Can hardly wait!!