Broncos Hire George Paton as General Manager

John Elway has served as the Broncos’ GM since 2012, but he will be moving on to a new role with the club next season. He has been elevated to president of football operations, but Paton is the guy who will have control of the roster. Paton has been with the Vikings for the past 14 years and is widely considered one of the league’s best personnel men.

Paton’s first big task will be figuring out what the Broncos will do at quarterback. They spent a second-round pick on Drew Lock back in 2019, but he has largely been a disappointment. The Broncos could think about securing a replacement for Lock with the No. 9 pick in the upcoming draft, and there will also be potential options available in free agency.