Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Contrary to the asinine ramblings that have been polluting the air on Denver sports talk radio of late, the Broncos are not in “win now” mode and will not break the bank by signing a host of big-name free agents. If fans are hoping that past-their-prime, big-name veterans like Brian Urlacher, Ed Reed, Dwight Freeney, Charles Woodson, Steven Jackson or Wes Welker are going to bring their (fading) talents to the Mile High City, they will be severely disappointed.Over-paying for players whose name is bigger than their game is just not how Broncos football boss John Elway does business. It is understandable how some fans want to their team to pursue the household names who hit the market. Yet a Daniel Snyder-like approach to free agency never works; “dream teams” might be all the rage in the NBA but they almost always fail to deliver results in the NFL.Elway does not believe that building for the future and winning now are mutually exclusive. He has said many times that the key to long-...
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