Thursday, March 13, 2014

Elway Breaks Down Free-Agent Frenzy

EVP of Football Ops/GM John Elway discussed the three newest Broncos and how the team stands in regards to the salary cap on 850 KOA.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The Broncos were active during the first 24 hours of free agency, to say the least.

Adding defensive end DeMarcus Ware, cornerback Aqib Talib and safety T.J. Ward will, as Executive Vice President of Football Operations/General Manager John Elway put it on The Dave Logan Show on 850 KOA, "help us tremendously on the defensive side."

But the big-name signings have led some to believe that the Broncos have put themselves in an "all-in" mode for the present while disregarding the future.

Elway made sure to dispel those concerns.

"I think that’s really the misnomer of the reporting – obviously these contracts are big contracts, but there’s some fluff in some of these contracts, too," he explained. "I think that the bottom line is that we’re not doing anything to mortgage our future. I’ve always said that everyone keeps talking about, ‘Well, you’re doing this to win now.’ I say, ‘No, we’re doing this to win now on.’ That’s what we’re doing. We’re not mortgaging our future. We had some cap room this year and we had some cash available and we’re able to get in the bidding for these top free agents."

"By no means have we done anything cap-wise or anything to mortgage or take away from the future," he continued. "(Owner and CEO) Pat Bowlen is the one that is insistent on winning from now on. I hear him loud and clear.”

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Posted Mar 12, 2014

 Gray Caldwell
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