Denver Broncos: Options to replace John Elway as general manager

Denver Broncos GM candidate Louis Riddick. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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John Dorsey, Denver Broncos
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Denver Broncos GM candidates to replace Elway

6. John Dorsey (Eagles)

John Dorsey is currently working with the Philadelphia Eagles as a front office consultant, but he has a ton of experience as an executive in the NFL.

Notably, Dorsey worked with the Packers from 2000-12 and was their director of college scouting for the majority of those years.

He was hired by the Chiefs in 2013 as general manager and was obviously key in trading up for Patrick Mahomes in 2017. He took the Cleveland Browns job in 2018 and drafted Baker Mayfield.

Both of those teams are in the playoffs for the AFC even though Dorsey was let go from both gigs for varying reasons.

7. Mike Borgonzi (Chiefs)

The Kansas City Chiefs’ director of football of operations is Mike Borgonzi, who has spent 10 years in the Chiefs’ scouting and personnel department.

Obviously, the way Kansas City is built right now is enviable around the entire league. It’s not every year a player like Patrick Mahomes comes along but Borgonzi has helped build playoff-caliber teams in Kansas City just about every year for the last decade.

8. Thomas Dimitroff (formerly Falcons)

The Atlanta Falcons cleaned house in 2020, firing longtime GM Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Dan Quinn.

Dimitroff has a long track record of building contending football teams so his name is definitely one to watch, and he’s already being interviewed in this GM cycle.

He worked with the Falcons from 2008-20, and prior to that he worked with the New England Patriots as a national scout.

Dimitroff’s track record as a general manager is very aggressive. His career with Atlanta opened up with the drafting of Matt Ryan and he made a number of really bold moves in the dozen years that followed.