Mike Shanahan says John Elway will aid Broncos
Mike Shanahan is more than a little familiar with the newest member of the Denver Broncos' front office. Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway is expected to be introduced this week as the Broncos' vice president of football operations.
When Elway was quarterbacking the Broncos, Shanahan was his offensive coordinator from 1985-87, quarterbacks coach from 1989-90, coordinator again in 1991 and head coach from 1995 until Elway retired from the sport in 1998. Together they won two Super Bowls.
On Monday, Shanahan said his former quarterback will be an asset as the Broncos try to rebuild.
"John is a very bright guy, real smart," Shanahan said. "I think just having John in the building will help tremendously because of his knowledge of players, just being around the game as long as he has. Not only has he been around the game, but his dad was a great football coach as well, so he grew up with it. I think it's a good plus for them. I think John will be -- I think it will be a learning experince for him, but I think more people will be learning from John through his experiences."
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