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Calling the Broncos a ‘sleeping giant,’ Paton’s hire is admired across the league

The new GM is already saying the right things.

George Paton has been named the new GM of the Broncos, and sports aficionados are praising the hire.

Paton, former assistant general manager and vice president of player personnel for the VIkings, called the Broncos’ organization a “sleeping giant,” and hit on all the right phrases when describing why he chose this franchise to be his job promotion.

“It is an honor to be named General Manager of an iconic franchise with a championship tradition like the Denver Broncos,” he said. “This organization has great resources, tremendous people, a talented young core of players and an outstanding coaching staff.”

Paton, who has been sought after frequently for GM roles, said this one was “the right place and the right time.”

Stating his commitment to “the grind,” possibly Paton’s most exciting comment for Broncos Country was a promise to “be aggressive but not reckless.”

“Drafting and developing players is the No. 1 priority,” he said. “We will be aggressive—but not reckless—in adding talent to our roster.”

The hire went over well - as noted on Twittersphere.