The Denver Broncos will make a lot of changes this offseason, and one could be adding Trent Baalke to the front office in some capacity…
The Denver Broncos’ front office is one of the best in the NFL, and a lot of people might not know just how good it is.
Obviously, John Elway is one of the top general managers in football today. Despite his struggles in the second and third round of the draft, Elway has put together a roster each year since 2011 that has given the Broncos a chance to contend for a Super Bowl…
…until this year.
Still, we’ll cut Elway some slack. He’s been the mastermind behind the 2013 Denver Broncos which is arguably the best offense of all-time, as well as the one who put together the Super Bowl 50 Champion Denver Broncos, arguably the greatest defense this league has seen.
Elway has always found a way to keep the Broncos in contention, but he has a lot of help. Former Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert is the team’s Director of Pro Personnel. Matt Russell is the team’s Director of Player Personnel. Mike Sullivan, a former player agent, is the team’s Director of Football Administration.
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There are some very qualified, very good football minds operating the brain of the Denver Broncos organization, and they might soon be adding to their number.
Rumors have been swirling that Trent Baalke, who has been the general manager of the San Francisco 49ers since 2011, could join the Broncos’ front office if/when he was fired from that organization.
That firing has now officially happened, and Baalke’s ability as a scout and talent evaluator could be coming to Denver.
Adding a recently fired executive might not seem like the most exciting news, but Baalke was a big part of the 49ers making repeat appearances in the NFC Championship game and one appearance in the Super Bowl in the 2012 season.
He has struggled in recent years in his general manager duties, but there’s no question that Baalke has done a great job of evaluating talent for the next level and he could be a great asset and voice in the Broncos’ front office. He has a good relationship with John Elway, which became obvious when he let Elway essentially court a quarterback that was on his roster this past offseason.
Baalke’s time in San Francisco came to an end poorly, but he has a chance for a fresh start and I like the idea of bringing him into the brain trust to help make this team a contender again.