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The NFL Competition Committee is likely moving toward John Elway being added as well as Bruce Arians. The NFL couldn't in my mind have picked two brighter NFL minds to add to its committee.

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I was quite surprised to find today's leading article suggesting that although not official, it seems likely that both John Elway and Bruce Arians will be joining the NFL Competition Committee. As a guy who has been paying attention to the NFL for decades, I honestly couldn't think of two more deserving, sharp minds to add to the group who helps make decisions for changes to the regulations of the game we know and love.

How far has John Elway come since he rejoined the NFL as the Broncos Executive Vice President of Football Operations just 5 years ago?

We've covered that story several times and reported success on the part of Elway every step of the way. This latest move for him really in my mind puts the NFL stamp of approval on Elway and his executive career. I remember so many voices back in 2011 crying out about his lack of experience and abundance of hubris to think he could be successful at something so different from his professional career.

I knew it was nonsense then, and it as a fan of Elway and the Broncos; it feels pretty darn good to see him prove all the haters wrong in every way.

I'm sure he takes it as a great honor and compliment to what he means to the NFL to get selected to the committee if that is what indeed happens.

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