Denver GM John Elway: We need a QB to ‘take the reins and take over’

John Elway is ready for Denver to have a starting quarterback.

The Broncos general manager said Thursday it’s time either Trevor Siemian or Paxton Lynch to take charge as the regular season draws closer. The next opportunity will be Saturday against the 49ers.

“We feel [Vick] has an incredibly bright future as an analyst,” John Entz, Fox Sports president of production and executive producer, said in an email. “He has stayed close to the game and has many relationships with today’s current coaches and players. We feel he can bring a truly unique perspective that intrigues and engages our viewers.”

Vick retired as a Falcon in June and served as a coaching intern with Chiefs last month.

“I’m very excited,” Vick said. “Things really came together (with Fox) over the last couple months. They have shows that I have always watched and admired. My friends and family are thankful and proud of me.”

Vick has said he wants to be a coach at the NFL level in the future “but right now isn’t the best timing for it.”

With arguably the worst contract in the NFL, Flacco has earned $91 million in bonus money since 2013, leaving him untradable and uncuttable at any point in the near future. Only once in his career has Flacco thrown for over 4,000 yards in a season (last year), and he has never thrown for 30 touchdowns in a season. The Ravens have made the playoffs just one time in the last four seasons since Flacco became a high-priced QB.seahawks_159

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