Denver Broncos GM John Elway Added to Competition Committee

Mar 7, 2016; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos general manager John Elway speaks during the retirement announcement press conference for quarterback Peyton Manning (not pictured) at the UCHealth Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 7, 2016; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos general manager John Elway speaks during the retirement announcement press conference for quarterback Peyton Manning (not pictured) at the UCHealth Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /
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The NFL has added two members to the competition committee. Denver Broncos GM John Elway and Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians will join the committee.

John Elway has done a lot for the Denver Broncos franchise in helping them bring their three Lombardi Trophy’s to the Mile High City.

Now, he will take on another role.

The NFL announced, along with Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians, that John Elway would be joining the NFL competition committee. Elway will help set the agenda for the rule changes.

This comes in response to Los Angeles Rams head coach Jeff Fisher taking a leave of absence from the committee in order to focus on his team’s transition from St. Louis to the California city.

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Having John Elway, who has played the game before, is a great addition to the committee. I am most certain that he will have a great impact with the rule changes.

The other members of the competition committee include Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome, Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin, and Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis.

The rule changes that will be going into effect for the 2016 season include touchbacks on kick returns being placed at the 25 yard line, an automatic ejection if a player commits two personal foul penalties in the same game.

Perhaps the biggest rule that has been implemented for this season is the injured reserve rule. The rule states that any player can return from injured reserve after six weeks.

But the biggest thing about that rule is that it can only be used by each team one time.

For example, if Kenny Anunike was still with the Denver Broncos, he could have been placed on injured reserved and returned after six weeks if he made progress in his recovery. But that would be the only time the Broncos could use it.

It’ll be interesting to see what John Elway does now that he is part of the committee. I look forward to seeing what he does in regards to the rules of the NFL.