Bulletproof Denver Broncos President John Elway fired the team’s offensive coordinator, Mike McCoy, this morning. The Broncos have lost six in a row, and they’re headed toward another season without a playoff trip.
The only person to blame for Denver’s struggles is Elway himself. But the media won’t do that – the media loves Elway. A telegenic QB who won two Super Bowls at the end of his career and rode off into the sunset. A Hall of Famer who married a cheerleader, made millions from his car dealerships, and then returned to the Broncos front office and helped win them a Super Bowl.
But in reality, Peyton Manning won Denver that Super Bowl. Now we can argue if Manning only came to Denver because of Elway; maybe that’s true. But if Manning doesn’t go to Denver, the Broncos don’t win a Super Bowl, that we can agree on.
Denver is still waiting for Paxton Lynch, the QB they traded up for in 2016, to see if he’s franchise QB material. I have a feeling Elway will be in the market for a QB in the 2018 draft.