The NFL general managers assembled on the manicured lawn Monday for a quick, scenic group snapshot. Everything seems possible for teams in these moments.

The Broncos, however, can picture a championship. They lived it last month and are determined to repeat. In this unusual offseason of unexpected departures and arrivals, Broncos general manager John Elway continues to follow a strategy of patience and purpose in addressing his roster. During a break in the NFL owners meetings on Monday, Elway addressed the Broncos' offseason, including outside linebacker Von Miller's contract status and the quarterback situation.

The Broncos placed an exclusive franchise tag on Miller, meaning he's not going anywhere this season. Elway said the sides continue to discuss a long-term deal, and he hopes an accord can be reached before offseason workouts begin on April 18. Last season wide receiver Demaryius Thomas skipped the practices before signing a deal on the July 15 deadline.

"I don't see the benefit of it, but the (players) obviously do. But we are going to do everything we can and are hopeful we can come to some kind of agreement," Elway said. "Von is a big part of this. We want him to continue to be a big part. We are hopeful we can come to some kind of agreement."