The Denver Broncos and vice-president/general manager John Elway have agreed to a new five-year contract that will keep the Super Bowl champion turned executive with the team through the 2021 season.
Terms of the contract were not announced, but reports expect Elway, 57, accepted $30million to $35m for the extension to make him the NFL's highest-paid vice-president/GM.
"We're pleased to reach an agreement on a five-year contract with John to continue leading our football operations," Broncos president Joe Ellis said in a statement.
"During these last six seasons, John's clearly established himself as one of the best general managers in all of sports. He's demonstrated impressive football instincts, a strong business acumen and a consistent ability to build competitive teams.
"There's no doubt John means a great deal to the Broncos, our fans and the entire community. It was important for us to reach this long-term agreement, and we're all excited to now turn our full attention toward the 2017 season."
No figures yet on John Elway's new 5-year contract with Broncos, but it is fully expected to make him NFL's highest paid GM.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 24, 2017
"I appreciate the trust and confidence that Joe has shown in me," Elway said in a statement. "[Team owner] Pat Bowlen has always put outstanding leadership in place, and I'm grateful for the support Joe gives us to compete for championships each and every year.
"This is a special place, and the Broncos are home to me. While there's still a lot of work to be done, I'm excited about the future of this team and this organization."
Elway, a three-time Super Bowl champion, is entering his seventh season as an executive.
Since that time, Elway has led the Broncos to 67 regular-season wins, five AFC West titles, two Super Bowl appearances and a Super Bowl 50 win.