Originally Posted by 76Texan
Great move? I think I will have to disagree. They had to cut the loss; that's all they did.
A great move would have been to get all the paperwork to the league office on time. All he had to do is to have one of his guys there to get the signature and do the faxing instead of relying on the agent.
It was an honest mistake, but they still lost nearly $5M in cap space for nothing but wasted time and agony.
What I heard, was the contract had to be signed by 4pm today (yesterday, whatever). Looks like the agent was screwing around & trying to force the Broncos to pay them $12M.
Elway wasn't going to get played & did what he had to do. It didn't matter when the paperwork got to the league office, but a signed fax time stamped 4:04pm pretty much screws the deal.
Our GM didn't balk at paying Mario (who I love) more than 12M/yr not only once, but twice & the guy still walked.
I don't know how you can say Elway has egg on his face for this one. Not in present company anyway.