Latest John Elway News

AP Source: kick returner Diontae Spencer has COVID-19

Nov. 27, 2020 3:53 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Kick returner Diontae Spencer is the Broncos player who tested positive for the coronavirus Friday, a person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press. The person spoke to The AP on the condition of anonymity because the team hadn’t revealed the name of the...

Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock, right, confers with quarterback Riley Neal during NFL football practice Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Broncos: Lock safe after QB Driskel goes on COVID-19 list

Nov. 26, 2020 2:55 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Denver Broncos No. 3 quarterback Jeff Driskel was placed on the COVID-19 list Thursday but contact tracing showed starter Drew Lock and the Broncos’ other QBs weren’t in danger of being infected by the coronavirus. Lock, backup Brett Rypien and practice squad QB Blake...

Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock, right, confers with quarterback Riley Neal during NFL football practice Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Lock glad Elway has his back but goal is pats on the back

Nov. 25, 2020 7:34 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Drew Lock appreciates John Elway’s vote of confidence. He just wishes to accelerate his journey from the “I’ve-got-your-back” phase of his career to the pats-on-the-back stage. Elway praised Lock on the team’s website this week, suggesting the...

Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock (3) throws under pressure from Miami Dolphins defensive end Zach Sieler during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Fangio's patience with Lock pays off in big win for Broncos

Nov. 23, 2020 5:16 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Good thing Vic Fangio doesn’t have a quick hook. His patience with his young quarterback paid off in the Denver Broncos' biggest win of the season. Drew Lock got off to another horrid start Sunday when he misfired on his first six passes, one of which was picked off for his...

Atlanta Falcons free safety Ricardo Allen (37) intercepts the pass behind Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy (10) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Broncos rookie receivers a bright spot in difficult season

Nov. 19, 2020 6:44 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Even with quarterback Drew Lock struggling to stay accurate and available and the Broncos tumbling toward another losing season, there's reasons for optimism on offense. Despite Courtland Sutton’s season-ending knee injury after just three catches, general manager John...

Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock (3) works in the pocket against the Denver Broncos during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Slow-starting Denver Broncos aim to quit playing catch-up

Nov. 9, 2020 5:21 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos have a knotty path to avoid infamy. They need a strong second-half surge to avoid becoming the first franchise in NFL history to miss the playoffs for a half decade following a Super Bowl triumph. Making such a run is a daunting prospect for an injury-riddled...

Broncos, Falcons continue attempts to revive seasons

Nov. 5, 2020 11:57 AM EST

DENVER (3-4) at ATLANTA (2-6) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox OPENING LINE - Falcons by 4 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Broncos 3-2, Falcons 3-4 SERIES RECORD - Broncos lead 9-6 LAST MEETING - Falcons won 23-16 at Broncos on Oct. 19, 2016 LAST WEEK - Broncos beat Chargers 31-30; Falcons beat Panthers 25-17 AP PRO32 RANKING -...

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) runs as Denver Broncos defensive end Shelby Harris (96) pursues during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

2 more Broncos go on COVID-19 list, practice canceled

Nov. 4, 2020 7:29 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos placed starting defensive end Shelby Harris and practice squad offensive lineman Darrin Paulo on the COVID-19/reserve list Wednesday and canceled practice for the second time in six days. Paulo tested positive for the novel coronavirus and Harris self-reported...

NFL expands sideline to provide more distancing

Nov. 3, 2020 7:20 PM EST

The NFL is expanding the sideline area to give teams more space to distance and mask usage is now mandatory before and after games and at halftime. The updates to the COVID-19 protocols were sent to clubs in a memo on Tuesday, a day after the league learned two players who played in games Sunday tested positive....

FILE  - In this Jan. 1, 2017, file photo, Denver Broncos general manager John Elway, left, stands with Broncos President and CEO Joe Ellis before an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Denver. The Denver Broncos say that general manager John Elway and team president Joe Ellis have tested positive for COVID-19. Both were informed Tuesday, Nov. 3 of positive tests. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)

Broncos GM Elway, team president Ellis positive for COVID-19

Nov. 3, 2020 5:34 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The novel coronavirus has reached the highest levels of the Denver Broncos organization with general manager John Elway and team president Joe Ellis testing positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday. The Broncos said in a statement that both Elway and Ellis have minor symptoms but are "doing...