The Denver Broncos and general manager Brian Xanders have mutually parted ways.
The Broncos landed the top 2012 free agent (Peyton Manning), but the 2011 AFC West division champ’s offseason continued to cause seismic rumbles, as they dealt quarterback Tim Tebow to the New York Jets shortly after signing Manning.
It appears that the Broncos drafted for long-term potential over short-term solutions because they reached for numerous players such as DT Derek Wolfe and QB Brock Osweiler.
John Elway, former Hall of Fame Broncos signal caller and current vice president of football operations, had this to say:
“Brian deserves a tremendous amount of credit and recognition for the contributions he made to the Broncos during his four years with the organization. His hard work and dedication played a major role in the recent success of our team, most notably last season’s division title and playoff win. […]
“My responsibility to the Broncos and our fans is to build a championship football team. The setup we have throughout every phase of our football operations will better position us for success going forward. […]”