According to the Denver Broncos, they have reached a six-year contract with the outgoing former Minnesota Vikings assistant general manager and vice president of player personnel George Paton (George Paton) to become the team’s new president. manager.
Just last week, John Elway left the team’s general manager position and was promoted to Mustang. Then, the team set out to find and interview potential replacements for Elway. They identified five candidates. George Paton, Bears Champ Kelly, Saints Terry Fontenot, Patriots Dave Ziegler and Broncos The team owns Brian Stark (Brian Stark). The final two candidates were Parton and Fonteno, but in the end, the Broncos decided to hire Parton.
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Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network recently spoke with Aric DiLalla of the Denver Broncos. He said that Peyton is “one of the most respected personnel organizations in the entire American football world. One”.
George Paton (George Paton) is one of the most respected personnel in the entire NFL. [He’s] No matter if you are talking to someone he has become friends with, a person competing with him, or someone who knows him from scouting on the road, no one can speak ill of him. …Of course, there are not many people I can think of, who can be better at GM, these people-considering that George has been working for dozens of GMs, and I don’t even know that in the past seven In eight years, this may not be surprising. “
Pericero also highlighted Parton’s draft resume through the Vikings. He is heavily involved in the scout and personnel department of the team, which has drafted and signed some of the better NFL players.
“George took a college trip. He did spend time on the road. Obviously, he was also heavily involved in personnel work and handled many different things with Rick Spielman. Like Rob Brzezinski, who is in charge of a lot of business, this is the brain trust of personnel. [and] The salary cap is very important. These are the people in charge of Minnesota for a long time. If you look at the Vikings’ draft records, the number of Pro Bowl drafts they found, the number of young, rising players, and whether you’ve looked back on defense in the past few years, I can list all of them, I mean those still The guys here: Harrison Smith, Eric Kendricks, Anthony Barr, Danielle Hunter; guys who have been moving forward all these years: obviously Everson Griffen, Xavier Rhodes and Trae Waynes. They have very good players. On the offensive end, they signed Adam Thielen, started to select Stephen Diggs, now selects Justin Jefferson, selects Darwin Cook, because people are not satisfied with this and fell into the second round, the Vikings did everything Extra homework, feel very comfortable with him. Not only George, but he played a role in the whole process. So, absolutely.Everything you can think of [that] You need a general manager to do it, and George is already involved in some capacity in Minnesota, which makes him a truly impressive candidate for consideration by other teams. “
Paton is about to gain a young offensive lineup and seems to be about to become one of the stronger forces in the league. However, he has some difficult decisions to move forward with the team. First, it will be the contract between von Miller and Justin Simmons.
Von is at the end of his career and will miss the entire 2020 NFL season. Will Paton decide to move on from the John Elway primary? Or choose Von’s choice and keep him on the team for another year?
With Simmons, I think this is a much easier decision. Parton knows what full occupational safety means to defenders (he owns Harrison Smith in Minnesota), so keeping Simmons and the Broncos together is a priority. I don’t think we can see Simmons leaving town.
After that, some high-priced veterans may cause casualties. Those players are defensive rebounder Jurrell Casey, guard AJ Bouye and safety Kareem Jackson. Will he decide to move on from one, two or all three of these veterans and clear up a lot of salary space? It can be any way.
Finally, we have a quarterback position. Will Paton concentrate on Drew Lock like John Elway? Or will he decide to go his own way and hire a senior player or draft pick to be that person? Can we see him move on completely from Locke? Either way, in the coming weeks and months of the offseason, we will have a lot of discussion about this.
Finally, I like this hire of the Broncos. Parton, if he wants to, is likely to be the general manager many years ago. For him to finally decide to choose the Broncos, we must be satisfied with the future of the franchise. I am very happy to have a new vision to operate this organization. Elway has brought some life and success to this team, but the last five years have been difficult and need to be changed. I am very happy to see that the people Paton brought can also fill his front office. Either way, this is an exciting time for the Broncos, and I am very happy to see the future impact on us.
John Elway comments on George Paton’s appointment as Broncos general manager
“George has been waiting and trying to find the right opportunity, which shows that he is smart and serious in winning.”
The pressure of the new general manager, George Patton (John George) on football operations John Elway (John Elway) photo: pic.twitter.com/6hlZb2YHDX
-Denver Broncos (@Broncos) January 13, 2021
The new general manager of the Mustang Company, George Paton, issued a statement.
“I think this team is a sleeping giant. For me, this is the right place and the right time for this opportunity.”
Statement from our new general manager George Payton: pic.twitter.com/qkyZnbPY3x
-Denver Broncos (@Broncos) January 13, 2021
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