General manager George Paton has come under fire recently with the lackluster performance of the Denver Broncos this season after such an exciting offseason. George Paton found a young, exciting, offensive-minded head coach and paired him with perennial Pro Bowl quarterback in Russell Wilson.
Up until that point, the Denver Broncos roster had a lot of young, cheap potential, but nobody to lead them. That time had come, or so we thought.
Evaluating George Paton’s first two seasons with the Denver Broncos
If you’re reading this, you know what has ensued. The Denver Broncos have stumbled to a 3-9 record in large part because of how horrendous the offense has been. People are looking for someone to blame and while most of the blame is being directed at Nathaniel Hackett and Russell Wilson, there is a growing cohort of people upset at George Paton. More importantly, it sounds like the new ownership group, that didn’t hire George Paton, is also growing upset.
According to NFL insider Jason La Canfora, general manager George Paton may be on the hot seat right now, and we could see a new head coach and general manager after the season ends. The last year hasn’t been great for Paton, but for the most part, each move he has made has been celebrated at the time. Folks loved the Hackett hire, loved the Russell Wilson trade, and generally speaking, have been impressed with George Paton’s draft classes.
With time potentially running short for the Denver Broncos general manager, let’s look back at the three best moves George Paton has made in his tenure in the Mile High City.