John Elway has helped the Denver Broncos capture one championship and fall one win short of another since he took over the team’s football operations department in 2011, but the Hall of Famer has his flaws like anyone else. Could those flaws prevent Elway from finding people to work for him in the future? After speaking with executives and assistant coaches from around the NFL, Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman learned that Elway is developing a reputation for being a “coach-killer.” “Coaches are starting to see the Broncos as a death trap,” one assistant coach told Freeman. The Broncos missed the playoffs for the first time in six seasons last year, which means they have had a lot of success since Elway joined the front office. Despite that sustained period of success, Vance Joseph is the team’s third head coach since 2011. Gary Kubiak walked away after winning a Super Bowl, so there wasn’t much Elway could have done about that. However, Freeman notes that there were plenty of questions about Elway firing John Fox after the coach led the team to four consecutive AFC West titles and a Super Bowl appearance.
John Elway reportedly developing reputation for being coach-killer
Larry Brown Sports | Nov 22