On Wednesday, Sandy Clough of 104.3 the Fan in Denver reported that the Broncos were pursuing a trade for A.J. McCarron of the Cincinnati Bengals.
John Elway took to Twitter to address the story and composed a tweet that sounds like it could have originated from the White House.
The double exclamation point is a nice touch. Elway, who attended Donald Trump’s inauguration and sent a letter on Broncos letterhead in March supporting Neil Gorsuch as Supreme Court nominee, could not have accidentally included the “fake news” invocation. It’s become a loaded term with political dividing lines when it comes to news media.
Elway obviously has reasons to deny the report. He’s got two young quarterbacks on the Denver Broncos roster, including last year’s first round pick in Paxton Lynch.
Nicki Jhabvala came out and said the report is false.
This is football news, where everyone gives 110% but reports can be 150% false.