Broncos president/CEO Joe Ellis reiterated Wednesday that he expects to resume negotiations with VP of football operations John Elway regarding an extension at some point in the near future.
“Nothing’s changed. We don’t have a done deal yet,” Ellis told Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post.
“I’ll start to have discussions with his representatives and I know he’ll want to move that along and I’m confident that we’ll be able to get a deal done and keep him here for a long time,” Ellis said. “As it should be.”
Elway is entering the final year of his contract and has quickly become one of the most respected executives in the NFL for the job he’s done with the team since he returned to the team in 2011.
Elway, 57, spent his entire career with the Broncos as their quarterback and won two Super Bowl Championships before retiring on top. He later returned to the team in 2011 as their director of player personnel and was promoted to executive VP of football operations/GM just a year later.
In his six years with the team, Elway has led the Broncos to a record of 67-29 (69.7 percent), which includes five playoff appearances, two trips to the Super Bowl and a title in 2015.
We’ll have more regarding a new contract for Elway as the news is available.