Denver Broncos vice president of football operations John Elway gets 3-year contract extension

DENVER - The Denver Broncos tweeted Wednesday that John Elway signed a three-year contract extension and he also added another job title -- General Manager.

Elway, the team's Super Bowl-winning quarterback, has served as executive vice president of football operations for three years. He will retain that title, also.

The Broncos said the "executive vice president of football operations/general manager" will be under contract with the club through the 2017 season.

"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 on the team's website. "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."

Since Elway was hired, the Broncos have averaged at least 10 wins a year, one of only eight teams in the league to do that. The Broncos have also won back-to-back-to-back division titles.

"I am grateful for the opportunity that I’ve been given with the Broncos," Elway said in a quote posted on the team's website. "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 to our fans."