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Elway receives extension, adds GM title

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John Elway picked up an additional title and a three-year contract extension from the Denver Broncos on Wednesday.

Elway, the team's executive vice president of football operations, was named general manager after helping to put together a team that made it to the Super Bowl earlier this month and has won the past three AFC titles.

The contract extension runs through the 2017 season. Elway, 53, had one year remaining on his current deal.

"Our organization is extremely pleased with the work John Elway has done in his three years since rejoining the Broncos," Broncos president Joe Ellis said. "He has demonstrated great vision and leadership in his role, assembling a championship-caliber team and positioning it for sustained success. We are very confident in the direction of the Broncos with John Elway leading our football operations."

Elway was largely responsible for attracting quarterback Peyton Manning to come to Denver two years ago as a replacement for Tim Tebow. Elway also was praised for his work in free agency during the 2013 offseason, attracting players such as wide receiver Wes Welker and defensive back Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to ultimately help the Broncos make a Super Bowl run.

"I am grateful for the opportunity that I've been given with the Broncos," Elway said. "Our goal is to continue building on the culture of winning established by (owner and CEO) Pat Bowlen, and we remain relentlessly committed to delivering a world championship."

The Broncos have a 34-14 record the past three seasons.
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