The Broncos have extended their relationship with executive VP of football operations John Elway, signing him to a three-year contract extension, according to Mike Klis of the Denver Post. In addition to locking him up for three additional years, the Broncos have also added the position of general manager to his current title, says Klis.
Elway’s deal had been set to expire after the 2014 season, so the new agreement ensures that he remains under contract through the 2017 season. As for the new title, as Klis explains (via Sulia), Elway had already been tasked with making the final decisions related to roster-building, so being known as the GM doesn’t figure to change his responsibilities much.
Since assuming the role of executive VP of football operations in 2011, Elway has seen the Broncos compile a 34-14 record, including two 13-3 seasons, and earn a spot in this month’s Super Bowl. While that game didn’t turn out well for Denver, Elway’s tenure, which included the hiring of coach John Fox and the acquisition of future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning, has been very fruitful for the franchise thus far.
Speaking of Fox, he appears to be the next one in line for a contract extension from the Broncos. According to Klis, the team is expected to work out a new multiyear contract with its head coach.