John Alway resigns as Broncos general manager, overseeing football options

John Alway is stepping down as general manager of the Denver Broncos, but in 2021 he will take over as chairman of the football operation.

“Working in this role for the past 10 years and going back to my playing days, I have tried everything I can to help the Broncos win and get better,” Elway said in a statement issued Monday afternoon. “As part of the transition I have long thought, I have decided to move into a higher role and have appointed a general manager to lead our staff and football staff.”

“The general manager will have a final statement about the draft, the free agency and our roster,” Elway said. This person (coach) will be given the power to make all football decisions, working in partnership with Vic (Fangio). ”

Alvan’s longtime No. 2 Matt Russell will not be in the Broncos front office fee. Russell declined the opportunity to be interviewed or stay with the organization.