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Old 11-25-2012, 08:21 AM   #1
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Default Paige: Broncos' John Elway should be NFL's executive of the year

John Elway must be voted NFL executive of 2012 by acclimation.
Yet, astonishingly, two years ago this week, influential voices inside and outside the franchise believed owner Pat Bowlen would be making a monumental mistake to bring back the most heralded player in team history.
They considered it a desperate act of foolishness and failure.
Instead, with Elway as the dynamic executive vice president of football operations (and de facto general manager), the Broncos will win back-to-back AFC West titles for the first time since 1986 and 1987 (and only the second time ever). And they have a chance at a seventh Super Bowl (five with Elway at quarterback).
The Broncos will win their eighth game Sunday, 31-13.
Elway has returned a farcical franchise to the proud place it held from 1977-98.
Before writing a column in late November 2010, demanding that the Broncos create the position exec VP, football operations, and hire the exiled Elway, I asked several influential executives with the Broncos and other NFL teams, and in the Denver sports community, what they thought.
The response was unanimously negative.


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