Five Options For The Colorado Rockies IF They Fire Walt Weiss
Feb 19, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Denver Broncos general manager J. Elway speaks to the media at the 2015 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
Option #1: John Elway
Who better than the Ol Comeback Kid to lead the Rockies comeback to winning? The man rebuilt the Broncos roster in two seasons with solid free agency grabs and decent to mediocre drafting. He convinced Peyton Manning to come play for Denver, drafted Von Miller, traded Tim Tebow, and in 1986 led The Drive™ to defeat the Cleveland Browns in the AFC Championship.
All of those accomplishments were in football but people forget that John was also a solid baseball player that was drafted by both the Kansas City Royals and the New York Yankees. In fact, to get out of playing for the Colts in 1983, John threatened to go play for the Yankees.
Who else would you want as manager than a man who strong armed his way out of a bad situation?
Not even mentioning the guy is a solid car salesman, while other athletes got in the stupid restaurant business, John invested in the only thing that Americans will never stop buying: overpriced automobiles.
What does that tell me? That he’s smart and crafty. A real trickster that isn’t afraid to go against the grain. Like one of his classic throws across his body that somehow ended up in the arms of a receiver, John can lead this team of misfits to the promised land.
Next: Option Two: Another famous Denver athlete