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Will George Paton lead the Broncos back to relevancy?

Perhaps the fresh eyes the new Broncos GM will bring to the franchise can finally make that happen. In the process, anticipation and hope have returned in Denver.

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Good morning, Broncos Country!

Will George Paton lead the Denver Broncos back to relevancy?

Since the news of his hiring as the organization’s new general manager was announced, that question has no doubt bounced around Broncos Country.

In a word, it’s way too early to know. Given the last five years of no playoffs and four-straight losing seasons, perhaps the best approach is cautious optimism.

What we do know is the hiring of Paton has been lauded left and right from former players and national media.

His former boss with the Minnesota Vikings spoke glowingly of him.

In other words, Denver nailed this hire.

But this is also his first time running his own franchise, and there is bound to be a learning curve. It may be an ant hill, but it could take some time.

The best thing about this hire is the new vision it brings the franchise.

It’s been obvious since the Super Bowl 50 win that this team needed to change paths, and it’s finally happening. Whether that means success in Paton’s first year is far from clear, considering he hasn’t even held his introductory news conference yet.

But fans should be willing to give him the time, even if it doesn’t happen in 2021.

There’s no doubt Paton will come in motivated and determined to help get the Broncos back to where we all hope, and expect, them to be.

And despite what some fans and media may think, I’m one of the few who believes Denver isn’t that far away from competing for a playoff spot.

As Paton said this week, he thinks the Broncos are a “sleeping giant.”

There’s no doubt some PR spin in that, but it aligns with my thoughts on Denver.

Perhaps the fresh eyes Paton will bring to the Broncos will finally make that happen. In the process, anticipation and hope have returned in Denver.

Welcome to Broncos Country, Paton.

We’re excited to see what you can do.

Broncos Blast

MHR’s Joe Rowles took the segment this week since I was the guest host. Joe joined Klahr and Kompany to discuss the hiring of Paton and what he could do with the roster.

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