Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Denver Broncos executive vice president of football operation John Elway on the sidelines prior to Super Bowl XLVIII between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Free Agency: Elway enjoys ‘arms race’ between Broncos and Patriots


The Denver Broncos were the big winners in free agency after the first 24 hours when they signed T.J. Ward, Aqib Talib and DeMarcus Ware, but the New England Patriots may have bridged the gap after their signing of Darrelle Revis, Brandon Browner, Brandon LaFell and re-signing Julian Edelman.

The two teams who met in last year’s AFC Championship Game are no doubt competing against each other off-the-field now as they both try to get back to the Super Bowl and get their future Hall of Fame quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Tom Brady another ring and that has Broncos president and general manager John Elway enjoying the process.

“Well, you always know you have to go through New England if you look at their track record the last 10 years,” Elway said, per the Broncos’ official website. “They’re a team that you’re going to have to deal with. For us to get done what we want to get done, you’ve got to be able to get done. It’s kind of a fun arms race, and we’ll see what happens next year.”

Will these two meet again in the AFC title game? If they do it could be because of the moves made over the last few days and which players prove to be the best additions.

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  • James Schroeder

    Why does the media keep saying Denver was big winners. They over payed for Talib who is not as good as Cromartie. Demarcus ware was one of the greatest at his respective position, but after having the worst season of his entire career last year with only 6 sacks in 13 games, i’d say that he’s gone downhill quite a bit from his former self at age 31. Ward was a good pick up, but he spent most of 2012 injured, only to bounce back in his short career. I’d say the Broncos did okay in free agency. They lost Cromartie, they lost Decker. If you look at the players they’ve lost over the last couple of years compared to the players they’ve brought in. I’d say they’re probably breaking even, or maybe slightly under. Guess the media plays them up because they’re the Denver Broncos. Let’s see how much they talk about them after Peyton’s done. It will be like they never even existed, lol! Jk Denver fans.