John Elway and Vic Fangio addressed the media after the Denver Broncos finished their season 7-9 in second place in the AFC West.
The end-of-season press conference for John Elway had a much different tone following the team’s 4-1 finish to the 2019 season, which included two division wins, a blowout win on the road against a playoff team, and most importantly, the discovery of the team’s franchise QB of the future.
Elway and head coach Vic Fangio were all smiles at the open of the press conference, even joking around with local reporter Mike Klis before the media fired off questions that took over 30 minutes for the Broncos GM and head coach to answer.
The Broncos faced plenty of adversity this season, including losing one of the team’s most valuable players — outside linebacker Bradley Chubb — after just the fourth game of the season and a number of other high-profile players along the 16-game journey.
Right now, the focus is on how the Broncos build off of this tremendous finish, which again was 4-1 over the last five games with Drew Lock at the helm, but 7-5 overall after the team started a dismal 0-4 with a couple of really disappointing losses in the final seconds of games.
There was plenty to like about the Broncos this year despite the injuries and ugly moments. This team is trending up.
Elway and Fangio were asked some tough questions in this press conference, and while they typically keep offseason plans close to the vest, these guys were open about a number of topics including:
- Is Drew Lock the QB going forward?
- Will Von Miller’s contract be picked up?
- Will Phillip Lindsay’s contract be re-worked?
- Will Chris Harris be back?
- When will the team start evaluating players?
And plenty more where that came from.
Let’s dive into some of these topics and what they mean for the Broncos going forward.