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The future is looking bright in Denver under George Paton’s direction

The Denver Broncos are looking the best that they have in years under George Paton.

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I know the season has games left to play, but not much about the management of the team is going to change over the course of the next month.

We honestly should be giving a big hat tip to George Paton and his management of the team this season.

  • He’s helped Vic Fangio build a roster that has us playing meaningful football in the month of December.
  • He made the tough trade of Von Miller which in hindsight looks like an absolute steal for us to get a 2nd and a 3rd for a guy who isn’t playing all that well.
  • He had a hand in solidifying the offense under a quarterback with who the team can win football games instead of trying to make a busted draft pick look good.
  • He brought in some sneaky smart players as injuries stacked up in guys like Kenny Young and Stephen Weatherly.

With the report below of the salary cap taking a big step up, I’m liking how the future looks under this savvy GM. The team is not backed into a corner with poor salary cap management, has lots of extra draft capital to work with, and with their winning ways may be a more appealing destination for free agents this offseason.

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