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AFC West Update: Broncos Promote John Elway, And Andy Reid Reunites With A Familiar Face


There hasn't been a shortage of headlines in the AFC West this week.

While several transactions and front office moves are typically done in the offseason, a couple of teams within the division decided they'd bring in some new, and familiar, faces during the early stages of pre camp.

Here is another edition of the AFC West Update.


Denver Broncos

Last season didn't necessarily go as scheduled for the Orange Crush. Following the team's Super Bowl 50 victory in 2015, the Broncos finished just short of the playoffs, and concluded the season with a record of 9-7. In addition, Head Coach Gary Kubiak decided to call it a career, making the call that after 10 season as an NFL head coach it was time to hang up his headset.

However, his retirement was short lived.

Via, Kubiak will be rejoining the team, this time as a Senior Personnel Advisor. In his new position, the veteran coach can relish in his passion for the game, while also contributing to the team's football decisions.

In other news, Broncos President and CEO Joe Ellis announced Monday that General Manager John Elway would receive a five-year contract extension. Not only will Elway receive a new extension, he's also been promoted to President of Football Operations/General Manager. With the front office intact, and one of the best defenses in the league, the Broncos will look to rebound in 2017.

The Broncos will also be without running back Devontae Booker for six to eight weeks as he recovers from a wrist injury, good thing the team went out and acquired running back Jamaal Charles.


Kansas City Chiefs

Prior to joining the Chiefs coaching staff in 2013, Andy Reid spent the previous 14 years with the Philadelphia Eagles, and partnered with quarterback Michael Vick for four seasons during his tenure with the team. The two might not play or coach for the same team anymore, but they can try to come close.

According to, Vick will be joining the team for the next three weeks to serve as a coaching intern. For the majority of his career in the NFL, the former Virginia Tech Hokie showcased his athletic abilities, and established himself as a pioneer for dual-threat quarterbacks. Now taking the field in a different set of shoes, Vick will be working alongside his former coach to try and impart his knowledge of the game on players like Chiefs first round pick, quarterback Patrick Mahomes II.


Los Angeles Chargers

Philip Rivers has been the Bolts go-to guy under center for over a decade now, and will continue to be the guy for the foreseeable future; however, that doesn't mean the team shouldn't prepare for the worst, or look for another signal-caller to take the reins in the event of something unforeseen occurring.

Per ESPN, the Chargers have apparently been working out the former No. 2 overall pick from the 2012 NFL Draft, quarterback Robert Griffin III. Since Griffin's rookie season on the Washington Redskins, he's regressed a bit, primarily due to injuries suffered on both the Redskins, and with the Cleveland Browns where spent he spent the 2016 season.

According to the report, the former Heisman Trophy winner's workout Tuesday went well. There was never any doubt regarding Griffin's athleticism, but after a handful of knee injuries, many questioned if he could return to his dual-threat form. The Chargers backup to Rivers is currently Kellen Clemens, but it'll be interesting see if Griffin ends up in the mix.

Also, late Wednesday afternoon, the Chargers traded a conditional seventh-round pick to the Buffalo Bills for former Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones. It could be an interesting training camp for the Bolts in Costa Mesa, Calif.

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