DENVER (CBS4) – The Denver Broncos have hired George Paton as their new general manager.
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John Elway announced earlier this month he is stepping down as general manager but will remain the president of football operations in 2021. The new GM will have the final say on the draft, free agency and the roster.
Paton was most recently the Vice President of Player Personnel/Assistant General Manager for the Minnesota Vikings, a position he held since 2007. Paton has also worked for the Miami Dolphins and the Chicago Bears.MORE NEWS: Some Colorado Landlords Say They're Bearing The Brunt Of The Pandemic's Economic Effects
He was the first candidate interviewed by the Broncos brass. In 14 years with Minnesota, Paton has acquired and/or re-signed 26 players with a combined 55 Pro Bowl appearances with the team.