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Gazette Premium Content John Elway says he'd have no problem drafting Michael Sam

By Mike Klis, The Denver Post - Updated: February 10, 2014 at 4:46 pm
By Mike Klis, The Denver Post - Updated: February 10, 2014 at 4:46 pm • Published: February 10, 2014

Broncos executive director of football operations John Elway says he'd have no problem having Michael Sam on his team. Sam, a 6-foot-2, 260-pound defensive end/linebacker from Missouri who had been projected to go in the middle rounds of the upcoming NFL draft, announced Sunday he is gay....

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Broncos executive director of football operations John Elway says he'd have no problem having Michael Sam on his team.

Sam, a 6-foot-2, 260-pound defensive end/linebacker from Missouri who had been projected to go in the middle rounds of the upcoming NFL draft, announced Sunday he is gay.

Elway said Sam's on-field ability, not his sexual orientation, would affect his scouting grade.

"I applaud Michael Sam and wish him the very best as he continues the pursuit of his NFL dream," Elway said.

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