Elway insists Flacco is still in his prime at age 34
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — John Elway insists Joe Flacco is at the top of his game at age 34 even though the former Baltimore Ravens quarterback hasn't thrown a pass in the playoffs since...
Broncos begin rebuilding O-line in free agency
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — John Elway cycles through quarterbacks and head coaches at a dizzying rate. Yet, what's really an annual rite of spring in Denver is his shuffling of the Broncos' offensive...
The Latest: Elway wants Keenum to stay in Denver
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday at the NFL scouting combine (all times local):
John Elway says he wants Case Keenum to stay in Denver this season, but he's given...
Case Keenum surprised Broncos trading for Flacco
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — A lot of fans were stunned by Denver Broncos general manager John Elway's decision to replace quarterback Case Keenum with Joe Flacco.
Broncos turn over coach/quarterback duo again
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — In just about every season he's been in charge of football operations in Denver, John Elway has had to address major concerns at one or both of the two most consequential positions in the NFL: head coach and quarterback.
This offseason, he made changes at both spots, hiring Vic Fangio and acquiring Joe Flacco in a trade that will become official next month when the league's new year begins.
Broncos owner Pat Bowlen on cusp of Hall of Fame
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — John Elway has a good feeling that Pat Bowlen will join him in the Hall of Fame this weekend.
"He's right on the doorstep," the Hall of Fame quarterback-turned-executive said. "He's very deserving. We're excited about the fact that he's gotten this far. We feel great about where he is."
Broncos hire 49ers QBs coach Scangarello as OC
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The task of modernizing Denver's outdated offense goes to Rich Scangarello, whose stellar work as San Francisco's quarterbacks coach the last two seasons led to his hiring as the Broncos' offensive coordinator Wednesday.
AP Source: Kubiak not returning to Broncos staff
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Gary Kubiak won't return to run the Denver Broncos offense after all for new head coach Vic Fangio, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Friday.
The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the discussions, said it became apparent over the last 24 hours that Kubiak wasn't the right fit because of philosophical differences over scheme and staff.
Elway: Fangio ‘as good of a football coach as you can find’
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — All Vic Fangio ever wanted to do was teach kids and become a head high school football coach, and he figured he was on his way when his first job out of college was tutoring linebackers at his alma mater, Dunmore High School in Pennsylvania in 1979.
Fangio proved too good for preps and quickly moved on to the pros, where he's spent 34 years as an assistant.
AP source: Broncos pick Vic Fangio as new head coach
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Forget RPOs. John Elway is going with AARP.
The Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, 60, has accepted Elway's offer to become the Denver Broncos' next head coach, a person with knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
Broncos interview Bears defensive coordinator Fangio
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — John Elway met with Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio about the Denver Broncos' head coaching vacancy Monday, a day after Chicago's 16-15 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC wild-card playoffs.
Browns interview Patriots LB coach Flores, fifth candidate
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns have shaken Bill Belichick's coaching tree before with mixed results.
Broncos interview Patriots assistant Brian Flores
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — John Elway flew to Boston on Saturday to interview New England Patriots linebackers coach and defensive play caller Brian Flores about the Denver Broncos' head coaching vacancy.
Flores, 37, also interviewed with the Browns, Packers and Dolphins about their openings.
Flores, who played linebacker at Boston College, broke into the NFL in the Patriots' scouting department in 2004 and moved onto Bill Belichick's coaching staff in 2008.
Elway meets with fellow Hall of Famer Munchak
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — John Elway met with Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak about the Denver Broncos' vacant head coaching position Friday, one Hall of Famer to another.
Broncos interview Rams QB coach Zac Taylor
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Broncos general manager John Elway continued his latest coaching search Thursday by interviewing Zac Taylor, the Rams' 35-year-old quarterbacks coach who's long on football pedigree but short on experience.
Broncos kick off coaching search with Chuck Pagano
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — John Elway's search for his fourth coach in six seasons began with former Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, a native of Boulder, Colorado, on Wednesday.
Broncos offer mixed bag for next head coach
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Whoever replaces Vance Joseph as the Denver Broncos' fourth head coach in six seasons may not find a franchise quarterback awaiting him.
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Broncos fire Vance Joseph after 11-21 mark over 2 years
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — John Elway is looking for his fourth head coach in six seasons after firing Vance Joseph for presiding over the Denver Broncos' worst two-year stretch since the late 1960s.
Elway acknowledged being part of the problem in the Broncos' 20-28 record since their Super Bowl 50 parade, including 11-21 under Joseph.
Luck can extend mastery of Titans, put Colts in playoffs
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Andrew Luck is a win away from putting the Indianapolis Colts back into the playoffs for the first time since 2014 while doing something no NFL quarterback has managed since at least 1970.
Broncos’ Joseph has made strong case to stick around
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Across the airwaves, the consensus is that Vance Joseph is about to coach his final two games in Denver.
Although the Broncos (6-8) must beat the Raiders and Chargers to avoid their first back-to-back losing seasons in 46 years, there's a strong case for John Elway to keep the coach who's won just 11 of 30 games since taking over a team that was a year removed from a Super Bowl title.
Broncos’ Joseph downplays chatter about his job security
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Vance Joseph doesn't want to fret over his future with the Broncos missing the playoffs again. Nor does he care to ponder his past following a report Monday that general manager John Elway considered bringing back Mike Shanahan this season before ultimately deciding against a coaching change.
"I've spoken to John. That's a private conversation, obviously. But, to be honest, that's the least of my worries, an article," Joseph said.
Keenum reverts to careless ways after coach’s jab
DENVER (AP) — Case Keenum wasn't the cautious quarterback his coach complained about last week. Instead, he was the careless one who made Broncos fans wonder why John Elway had spent $36 million to replace the much cheaper and just as effective Trevor Siemian.
The Broncos (6-8) were eliminated from playoff contention Sunday, marking the third consecutive year they've failed to reach the playoffs since winning Super Bowl 50.
Cleveland Browns beat injury-plagued Broncos 17-16
DENVER (AP) — Whether it was "The Fumble" or "The Drive" in the playoffs in the 1980s or the 11 consecutive times Denver had dumped Cleveland, the Broncos always served as the Browns' biggest bugaboo.
With John Elway watching from his suite at Mile High Stadium, Baker Mayfield capitalized on Denver's depleted cornerback corps and dubious coaching decisions in leading the Browns past the Broncos 17-16 on Saturday night.
Broncos’ reliance on rookies only increases with injuries
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — John Elway's plan has worked brilliantly.
After watching his 2017 rookie class crater in crunch time, the Broncos general manager placed high value on experience and maturity this spring. Those criteria produced a cast packed with players who had spent four years in college and who had been captains for their teams.
Shanahan glad to be with 49ers instead of dad’s old team
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — When Kyle Shanahan was up for a head coaching job in the NFL two offseasons ago, he had one of his interviews in a very familiar place.
Shanahan met with Denver general manager John Elway for about four hours to interview for a job his dad, Mike, held for 14 seasons, helping Elway and the Broncos win a pair of Super Bowl titles.
Lynch has leaned on Elway from field to front office
DENVER (AP) — General managers John Elway and John Lynch share a bond going back three decades, one built on respect, rivalry and reverence.
"He was the poster I had on my wall," said Lynch, who's 11 years younger than Elway, 58. "He was the idol I had growing up."
Lock leads Missouri in rout of Arkansas
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Three years ago, Drew Lock's freshman season ended with a dismal performance in a blowout loss to Arkansas in a chilly downpour. A losing season coupled with the retirement of longtime coach Gary Pinkel had the quarterback questioning whether Missouri was the right school for him.
Keenum says he’s embracing the pressure of playing in Denver
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Case Keenum is off to a rocky start in the shadows of John Elway, Peyton Manning and the Rocky Mountains, which he and his wife, Kimberly, visited during the Broncos' much-needed bye week.
"It's pretty. I've been looking at them for the last six months," Keenum said. "So, it was fun to go up there and enjoy that. It was good to get away."
Joseph’s job safe for now as Broncos stumble again
DENVER (AP) — Vance Joseph keeps losing games but not his locker room.
That's why Denver Broncos general manager John Elway didn't fire his coach at the bye like so many fans were suggesting.
Despite Joseph's 8-17 mark in Denver and a 3-6 start for the second straight season, Elway is encouraged by the growth he sees in the coach he contemplated firing last year and in the fight he sees in his scrappy team this year.
John Elway says coach Vance Joseph’s job is safe for now
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — John Elway says he's going to "stay the course" with Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph despite his 8-17 record.
Elway told Broncos broadcasting partner Orange & Blue 760 that he's encouraged by the team's improvement despite its 3-6 record, which is identical to last year's mark after nine games.
Texans’ Thomas makes quick return trip to Denver
DENVER (AP) — The Denver Broncos may have lost a respected voice when they traded former captain Demaryius Thomas to the Houston Texans on Tuesday, but they certainly didn't lose any of their gift of gab.
Broncos trade wide receiver Demaryius Thomas to Texans
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Demaryius Thomas' trade from the Denver Broncos to the Houston Texans wasn't so much a good-bye as a see-you-later.
As in Sunday, when the Texans (5-3) visit the Broncos (3-5).
"I thought about it, yeah," general manager John Elway said Tuesday. "But, ultimately, we had to look past that and (we) thought that it wouldn't affect our game."
Demaryius Thomas bracing for trade out of Denver
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Demaryius Thomas is bracing for a trade after Denver slipped to 3-5 midway through his ninth NFL season.
Thomas, the Broncos' longest-tenured player, put the odds at "50-50" that he'll be summoned into general manager John Elway's office by the trade deadline Tuesday afternoon to learn whose jersey he'll be wearing next.
Broncos’ new backup QB is former Stanford star
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — If anything happens to Case Keenum, the Denver Broncos' offense would be in the hands of Kevin Hogan, who rose up the depth chart when Chad Kelly slipped up.
A third-year pro, Hogan has one NFL start on a resume that includes more wins (36) and total yardage (10,634) in college than any of the all-time great quarterbacks who played for Stanford, including his boss, John Elway.
Broncos cut Chad Kelly a day after trespassing arrest
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Chad Kelly's short stint as the Denver Broncos' backup quarterback is over, and his former teammates and ex-coaches are trying to ignore the distraction of his dismissal while keeping him in their thoughts.
The Broncos waived the second-year pro Wednesday, a day after he was arrested on suspicion of criminal trespass after being accused of entering a couple's suburban home uninvited.
Broncos backup QB Chad Kelly arrested in trespassing case
DENVER (AP) — Denver Broncos backup quarterback Chad Kelly was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of criminal trespass after a couple reported he came into their suburban house uninvited and sat down on their couch "mumbling incoherently," according to court records.
General manager John Elway said the team was "very, very disappointed in Chad and the situation he put himself into" and suggested the Broncos were pondering Kelly's future with the club.
Broncos reverse the script, can they keep it up?
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos will try to replicate their energy and emotion from their 45-10 blowout of the Arizona Cardinals so they don't fall into the same morass they did the last time they ran up the score on an overwhelmed opponent.
They walloped the Dallas Cowboys 42-17 in Week 2 last season.
Keenum hasn’t taken Denver by storm like he did Minnesota
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — When the Denver Broncos signed Case Keenum to a two-year, $36 million deal last spring, they figured they were getting the quarterback who had led the Vikings to within one step of the Super Bowl.
Instead, they've gotten the journeyman he was with the Texans and Rams.
Broncos star linebacker promises to whoop Cardinals
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Von Miller, who once said his job was to sack quarterbacks and tell jokes, isn't in a jocular mood with the Denver Broncos mired in a monthlong funk.
During his weekly news conference Tuesday, Miller repeatedly promised that the Broncos (2-4) would whoop the Cardinals (1-5) Thursday night in Arizona.
Denver’s deficiencies in the trenches big part of skid
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos are hurting in the trenches, where they lost their best offensive lineman, guard Ronald Leary, to a season-ending torn Achilles and are the first team in NFL history to allow back-to-back 200-yard rushers.
The Broncos (2-4) have allowed 593 yards on the ground in their last two games, leading general manager John Elway to say Monday on his weekly radio show on Orange & Blue 760 that they've gotten "very soft in there."
Broncos say guard Ronald Leary has torn Achilles
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos have lost guard Ron Leary, their best offensive lineman, to a torn Achilles, the latest misfortune for a team that's mired in a four-game skid.
Leary was injured early in the second half of Denver's 23-20 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday and was replaced by Max Garcia.
Coach Vance Joseph said Monday that Leary will be placed on injured reserve.
Scuffling cornerback Roby keeps starting job
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Bradley Roby's poor play against the Jets and failure to promptly call in sick the next day didn't cost the struggling Denver Broncos cornerback his starting job.
"Right now, he is the starter, yes," coach Vance Joseph said Wednesday.
Joseph also said he won't be taking away Joe Woods' play-calling duties, either, when the Broncos (2-3) host the Los Angeles Rams (5-0) this weekend.
"Joe's the coordinator," Joseph said. "So, he's calling the plays."
Broncos contemplate promoting practice squad punter
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Injured punter Marquette King missed another practice Friday and the Denver Broncos were considering promoting new practice squader Colby Wadman to take his place this weekend against the New York Jets .
"I'm very comfortable with him, if he has to go," said coach Vance Joseph.
Case Keenum hasn’t found his rhythm in Denver yet
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Quarterbacks are lighting it up at a record-setting pace this season with 228 touchdown throws in the first month of the season.
Case Keenum hasn't joined the party.
The Denver Broncos' new quarterback has just three touchdown passes — none since the opener against Seattle — and his six interceptions are just one shy of the total he had last season in Minnesota.
Brees showing why he belongs among all-time elite QBs
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Drew Brees smiles widely and his eyes wander back to a time when he was a kid out of Purdue seeking his place in pro football.
He was marveling at the statistics posted by the likes of Dan Marino, Joe Montana and John Elway, Hall of Famers all. And he wondered "How long do you have to play in the league to have a chance at that?"
Broncos rally past Raiders 20-19 on McManus winner
DENVER (AP) — Case Keenum already has this fourth-quarter comeback thing down pat.
Nail-biters are almost a prerequisite for a quarterback in Denver, where John Elway set the standard with 31 fourth-quarter comebacks and Peyton Manning added 11 of his league-best 43 while wearing navy and orange.
Keenum, the architect of the "Minnesota Miracle" in the playoffs last year, followed his comeback win in his Denver debut by leading the Broncos to a 20-19 come-from-behind win against Oakland on Sunday.
Broncos cut ties with 2016 first-round pick QB Lynch
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — John Elway cut ties with his biggest draft bust Sunday when he waived quarterback Paxton Lynch less than 24 hours after including him on the Denver Broncos' 53-man roster.
In another move, the Broncos placed safety Su'a Cravens on IR with an injured left knee and re-signed Isaiah McKenzie, the speedy returner/receiver who was among the team's cuts a day earlier.
Improved pass rush will lead way for Broncos in 2018
DENVER (AP) — Von Miller went bonkers when Bradley Chubb fell to the Denver Broncos with the fifth pick in the NFL draft.
Chubb not only takes pressure off Miller, who hasn't been back to the playoffs since winning Super Bowl 50 MVP honors. He bolsters what was already a dynamic Denver pass rush that gives opponents fits and covers a whole lot of warts in the Broncos' beleaguered secondary.
Miller loves Pacman signing, takes friendly swipe at Talib
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Von Miller took a friendly, subtle swipe at former teammate Aqib Talib while praising the signing of veteran cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones .
"I think it's great," Miller said Wednesday following the team's annual kickoff luncheon at team headquarters. "Somebody said we didn't have no dogs. I mean, we've got dogs. We've got dogs."