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The end of the John Elway era in Denver

Looking back at Elway the General Manager and bidding him farewell.

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John Elway will no longer be involved with the front office of the Denver Broncos for the first time in ages.

While the ride with Elway as the GM has ended in a ton of bumps, I honestly can’t thank him enough for what he did for this team as he stepped in just at the right time when the Broncos needed a strong leader the most.

Tebow wasn’t his, really, but Elway’s first years taking the reins saw him navigating the team through one of its most interesting seasons ever (definitely the most entertaining that didn’t end in a Super Bowl appearance).

Then he orchestrated the trade for Peyton Manning and instantly rejuvenated this team with talent on the road to Super Bowl 50.

Let’s just leave it there, Broncos Country. As a guy who has written about the Broncos for well over a decade and made his bones by being a fearless critic, I honestly have too much respect for John Elway to delve into that today.

Elway was by far my favorite Broncos QB ever. He will go down as one of my favorite GMs ever as well.

Thank you, John, for all the great years and for sticking it through with Broncos Country through the bumpy ones as well.

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