Denver Broncos general manager George Paton is in his second year with the team, and speculation is starting to ramp up regarding how much of a future he has.
Many fans inside Broncos Country will likely be calling for the job of Paton once the disastrous 2022 season concludes for the team, but signs are beginning to point to that not happening, at least if you put a lot of trust in ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
If you listen to this interview with Schefter on 104.3 The Fan this morning where the ESPN insider appeared with Mark Schlereth and Mike Evans, he very confidently stated that Paton will be back in 2023, going as far as to say “you can write that down for me”.
"“I expect that George Paton is going to be safe, I don’t think he’s going anywhere, you can write that down for me”, said Schefter."
That could be seen as surprising to some, who consider the team to be at rock bottom due to some of the decisions Paton has made, namely his blockbuster deal to acquire Russell Wilson as the team’s quarterback.
Experts agree that Broncos will keep George Paton
Broncos CEO Greg Penner will be the man ultimately responsible for making that decision.
Retaining Paton would obviously lead to a less bold direction than the one I suggested here, where the Broncos bring in two massive names to try and steer the ship in a different direction.
Perhaps Penner has the patience to stick with Paton, but based on his recent decision-making prowess, that could prove quite risky. But it does seem to be the direction the team is going in, according to the experts.
Later in the day on The Fan, agreed with the earlier take9News insider Mike Klis made by Schefter, stating that Paton will be back.
Whether or not head coach Nathaniel Hackett will be afforded the same may be the bigger question.