After a lackluster 4-11 season the Denver Broncos are looking for answers, and it appears they are looking in a familiar place. Reports are surfacing that John Elway is very close to joining the team in the front office to help lead the effort.

DENVER (AP) - Hall of Famer John Elway is expected to rejoin the Denver Broncos as their chief football executive by midweek, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said on Sunday.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal to bring Elway back to the franchise hasn't been completed.

Team spokesman Patrick Smyth said reports that the team had already reached an agreement with Elway were premature.

''Talks with John are progressing, but nothing has been finalized at this point,'' Smyth said.

The Broncos have won just one playoff game since Elway retired in 1999 following his second straight Super Bowl title and haven't reached the postseason in five years.

Elway's first order of business will be to search for a coach. The Broncos (4-11) fired Josh McDaniels last month in the midst of their worst skid in four decades and in the wake of the Spygate II videotaping scandal.

They have won just one playoff game since Elway retired in 1999 following his second straight Super Bowl title and haven't reached the postseason in five years.

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