Time for some hot takes!
First hot take: Elway just get fired.
We’ve talked about Elway’s future role before, so him moving out of the GM job isn’t a surprise. What is a surprise though is that Russell isn’t stepping into that job. All indications were that he was bring groomed for it. With Russell also leaving though is this more than Elway wanting to work on his golf game?
Second hot take: the Broncos don’t have confidence in Lock.
Drew Lock was Elway’s choice. If Elway truly believed that Lock had a future in Denver would he be stepping out of the GM role right now? Bringing in a new GM allows them to move on from Lock because it will be about that new GM’s vision. It won’t be Elway taking yet another shot at a quarterback. It will be the new GM who Elway just indicated would have full control over those decisions.