Broncos Won’t Retain Executive Mike Sullivan

The Broncs are moving on from one of John Elway‘s right-hand men. Mike Klis of 9News in Denver reports (via Twitter) that director of football administration Mike Sullivan will not be retained. The executive’s contract expired following the 2019 season.

Sullivan had spent eight years with the organization, and as Klis notes, he served as the front office’s “salary cap guru/contract negotiator.” The former agent played a role in Peyton Manning‘s move to Denver, and he also guided the organization to their 2014 free agent haul (DeMarcus Ware, Aqib Talib, Emmanuel Sanders, and T.J. Ward).

Klis makes it clear that Sullivan isn’t retiring (Twitter link). The executive’s experience means he could catch on with another organization or the league office. The reporter also suggests that Sullivan’s insight could lead to a career in media.

Meanwhile, Troy Renck of Denver7 tweets that the Broncos wouldn’t have made this decision without a plan to replace Sullivan, and the reporter expects the front office to hire someone quickly. After all, the Broncos are flush with cap space and have a number of important decisions to make when it comes to handing out contracts to current players. Whoever’s hired to replace Sullivan will immediately make their mark on the organization during the offseason.

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