Sundquist - Sleeper Gm Candidate?
Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:39 PM
2 29(61) Tony Scheffler TE W Michigan
4 22(119) Brandon Marshall WR UCF
4 29(126) Elvis Dumervil OLB Louisville
4 33(130) Domenik Hixon WR Akron
5 28(161) Chris Kuper OG North Dakota
6 29(198) Greg Eslinger C Minnesota
That is really good.
Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:52 AM
At the age of 33 Sundquist served as College Scouting Director and was in that role during the Broncos' back-to-back Super Bowl wins in 1997 and 1998. He supervised pro and college scouting, and was responsible for salary cap and contract analysis. Sundquist was promoted to GM in 2002 by owner Pat Bowlen after being pursued by both the Chicago Bears and Atlanta Falcons organizations. He was also a finalist for the President position with the Seattle Seahawks in 2004. He started at GM with five consecutive winning seasons, a franchise record. Sundquist left the Broncos following a 7-9 record in 2007 Denver Broncos season.
Under Sundquist, the Broncos became one of the league's most active traders. His most notable move came just before the 2004 season, when he dealt star running back Clinton Portis to the Washington Redskins in exchange for cornerback Champ Bailey, another to obtain Dre Bly from the Detroit Lions, and a No. 2 draft pick that turned out to be Tatum Bell. He also engineered a 2006 draft-day deal with St. Louis allowing Denver to move from the No. 29 overall pick to No. 11, where they selected Vanderbilt quarterback Jay Cutler. As a result, Sundquist's GM term was the start of a franchise-record five consecutive winning seasons. 
Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:53 PM
That;s my biggest worry about him. He seems knowledgeable through his blog but no fan (or maybe even media) really knows what he has actually done as a Bronco.
Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:40 AM
From what I have read he is a Draft guru more so than a Manager. He will need some help on the management side. Thats easier to fill than draft guys IMO. He seems to be just what we need. A guy who can draft well. Let Bradway and Coen handle the cap and ops
Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:03 PM
i couldnt agree with u more....thats what i would like to see. imho we dont need another executive type of gm in here again.the jets need a football guy runnin the show.