Denver Broncos: 5 takeaways from George Paton’s introduction
Denver Broncos introduce GM George Paton
4. Emphasis on available resources
Someone, somewhere, at some point, started a rumor that the Denver Broncos lack resources which is a primary reason the team has not been as competitive in the post-Super Bowl days.
The Denver Broncos under John Elway’s reign have been frugal — almost to a fault at times — but they have certainly not given the impression that there are not resources to work with.
Paton emphasized in his press conference that the Broncos have every available resource to build the team. As a matter of fact, Paton has emphasized this point at least four times since he was originally hired as the general manager of the team.
The way Paton was talking also squash the notion that respected people in the NFL don’t want to work for John Elway. Elway has historically been a very tough negotiator as general manager, often drawing lines in the sand even with his own star players, which over time has rubbed players the wrong way.
Recent examples of that would include cornerback Chris Harris Jr., and you can go back to players like Malik Jackson and Julius Thomas as guys Elway simply wouldn’t go past a certain number with.
With that being said, the fact that Paton emphasized the opportunity to take the torch from John Elway as GM of the Broncos being something he wanted “bad” speaks volumes.
What kind of cash situation do the Broncos have for free agents? Does anyone really know besides the people involved? The fact that the Broncos were able to land a candidate like Paton, who has been extremely selective, doesn’t seem to indicate the well is as dry as many fans in Broncos Country have stated.