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Sunday, January 2, 2011

John Elway Reportedly Set to Rejoin Broncos in Front Office

With the on-field product struggling through a dreadful season, the Denver Broncos have tapped into their past to try to turn things around.

Citing team sources, ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that the Broncos are set to name Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway as an executive vice president.

Elway is serving as honorary captain for Stanford in the Orange Bowl Monday against Virginia Tech, and Schefter reports one of his first duties with the Broncos will be to discuss their head-coaching vacancy with current Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh.

Broncos chief operating officer Joe Ellis wouldn't confirm Elway's hiring to The Denver Post, but he told the paper, "John's intelligence, his leadership, business savvy, his knowledge of the game, and competitive fire -- plus the respect that everyone in this building will have for him -- will make us better right away."

On his radio show in Denver Friday, Elway didn't confirm his move, but he did note he still loves football.

"The competitive side of it is definitely the lure," he said.

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