Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk was very critical of the Broncos' decision to hire John Elway as their de facto General Manager two years ago. Today, Florio named Elway his choice for NFL Executive of the Year. Florio's personal turn-around isn't surprising considering the Broncos' turnaround since Elway took the helm. A franchise that seemed directionless has become the AFC's top seed in the playoffs. The Denver Broncos are once again among the top teams in football.
Elway appeared with Florio today on Pro Football Talk Live, Florio's podcast turned TV show. PFT Live is celebrating to years of broadcasting. Who better to have as a guest than the might Elway?
Elway talked plenty about Peyton Manning and Mike McCoy, skirted the Tebow issue and called the hiring of John Fox his second best decision as "VP of Football Operations". The interview provides great insight into the working of the Denver Broncos at the highest level. As polarizing as Mike Florio can be, there's no question that he is among the very best at chronicling the workings of NFL teams.