John Elway is staying in Denver. Word broke today that Elway and the Denver Broncos have agreed on a contract that would keep Elway as Vice President of Football Operations/GM through 2021.
Broncos President and CEO, Joe Ellis, announced the new five-year extension on Monday.
With the Minnesota Vikings less than two weeks away from making their way to Mankato for Training Camp, we’re hopefully going to be hearing more stories about offseason preparations and things of that nature. From some evidence that we’ve been given today, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater might be more prepared than some of us were expecting.
Bridgewater today posted pictures on his Instagram of some of his workouts, and in the pictures that he posted, you can clearly see that he is no longer wearing a brace on the knee that he injured a little less than a year ago.
Now, this obviously doesn’t mean that he’s ready to get back on the field yet in a live-fire situation. But given the nature of his injury and what we’ve all heard he would have to go through to be able to get back, it appears to be another encouraging development.
Bill Belichick’s push to add young veterans in exchange for draft considerations left his team without a pick until the third round, but the Patriots still may have come away with a top-tier talent in defensive end/linebacker Rivers. He had 15 sacks in 16 games last season for Youngstown State, which despite its FCS status played a lineup of solid teams. He’ll have the chance to contribute right away thanks to his ability to rush the passer one of New England’s few weaknesses in 2016 but he’ll face a steep learning curve in the jump going from facing Duquesne to the Steelers.