The Denver Broncos have seen many star players and coaches cycle through their organization throughout their history.
While many of these players have made a lasting impression on the fanbase, John Elway is often seen as the face of the organization.
Since 2011, Elway has been a member of the Broncos’ front office, with roles ranging from consultant, president of football operations, and general manager.
In a recent report from Mike Klis via Zac Stevens, Elway will no longer be employed by the Broncos for the 2023 season.
John Elway will no longer have a formal role with the Denver Broncos for the first time since the 2010 season, as @mikeklis first reported.
Elway's consultant role with the team ended after this past season.
— Zac Stevens (@ZacStevensDNVR) April 4, 2023
When this was announced, many fans responded with mixed reactions.
🍻 and hats off to a LEGEND! The great times will ALWAYS outweigh the bad. 🐐 #7 #Broncoscountry https://t.co/iIPcC69o5V
— Mile High Score (@MileHighScore) April 4, 2023
This fan paid homage to Elway’s time as a player, citing that he is a legend within the organization.
For many, Elway was a hero for the organization, especially when he led the team to two Super Bowl victories.
It's tough between the helicopter play or the drive, but I was 11 when the drive happened but I have to go with 1998 super bowl. I had a smile on my face for a month!
— yanksfan04 (@rhardee23) April 5, 2023
As this fan dictates, they have fond memories of Elway’s playing days, as they reminisce about the 1998 Super Bowl.
While Elway was an impactful fan-favorite player when he was on the field, the same wasn’t always expressed about his time in the front office.
Bookmark this tweet for years from now when people are still blaming Elway for roster moves. #BroncosCountry https://t.co/6GYWRRtmQ7
— Alex Hoy (@DatBoiHoy) April 4, 2023
As a general manager, many fans believe that Elway made several moves that negatively impacted the organization, and there could be ramifications for years to come.
Sean Payton is truly ushering a culture change in Denver.
— Alamo_On_The_Rise 🇺🇲 (@AlamoOnTheRise) April 4, 2023
I love the guy but it was time 4 years ago.
— Terry (@Elway7Sharpe84) April 4, 2023
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