John Elway Confirms Interest in Joining Broncos’ Executive Staff

Hall of Famer John Elway expressed his interest in working for the Denver Broncos' again during his weekly radio show on Denver’s 87.7 The Ticket.

Elway said on Friday that he has spoken with team owner Pat Bowlen and chief operating officer Joe Ellis about joining the front office, but that the discussions haven’t moved toward a deal.

"They've had plenty on their plate," Elway said. "We'll sit down at some point in time and have some meetings and see if everything aligns what they'd want out of me and what they'd expect out of me and what they're looking for. There's definitely going to be some conversations."

This season, Elway has served as a business consultant but expressed his desire to be the team's top football executive.

Just hours after Bowlen fired head coach Josh McDaniels, he dined with Elway at his Cherry Creek restaurant in Denver. Many speculations spawned up that Elway could be making his way back into the administration in Denver but Elway downplayed the meeting saying, "Obviously, it became a big deal, but it was really just a dinner."

"I thought they were going to wait until the end of the season," Elway said of McDaniels' firing. "I think the Spygate deal was the end of the road for them and they thought they had to make a move."

Despite Elway's hopes to help out the team on a higher level, Ellis, who runs the Broncos' headquarters on a day-to-day basis, isn't sure if Elway will end up joining the executive staff.

"I respect the fact that he's interested in helping the Broncos and he has a lot of qualities that perhaps [can] lend themselves to helping the Broncos," Ellis said. "But I don't know if that's going to advance at this point or not. I don't."

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