John Clayton

John Clayton

John Clayton is 104.3 The Fan’s Senior Broncos Writer. He has nearly 50 years of experience covering the NFL and is a recipient of the Dick McCann Memorial Award, placing him into the writer’s wing of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Clayton is best known for his 22 years spent in various roles at ESPN, including as Senior NFL Writer for ESPN.com.

Clayton: With Russell Wilson, life will be different in Broncos Country

On the field and away from the game, things are going to be different in Denver now that a future Hall of Fame quarterback is walking through the door
2 months ago

Clayton: The Broncos finally solve their QB issue with one bold move

On a day that looked like it was going to be bad news, George Paton pulled off a stunning trade, bringing Russell Wilson to the Mile High City
2 months ago

Clayton: The end of the Elway era was woefully under reported

John Elway's contract expired on Monday, ending a storied tenure in Denver for the most-influential person in the history of the Broncos franchise
3 months ago

Clayton: It hasn’t been a good week for QB-desperate teams in the NFL

For a lot of the quarterbacks thought to be available this offseason, the scouting combine has brought clarity, but not in a good way for the Broncos
3 months ago

Clayton: Broncos head to the combine next week with a to-do list

Everyone knows that Denver is looking to upgrade at quarterback, but there are other positions that George Paton needs to target this offseason
3 months ago

Clayton: The clock is ticking as the Aaron Rodgers situation nears an end

Recent reports suggest that something has to happen with the future of the Packers quarterback by the end of next week, as the waiting continues
3 months ago

Clayton: The plot thickens for Rodgers, as Packers have new options

In the never-ending drama around the Packers quarterback, this week saw some new twists and turns, including other QBs available for Green Bay
3 months ago

Clayton: The Broncos got potentially bad news on the Rodgers front

This weekend, reports surfaced that the Packers are willing to do whatever it takes to keep the league's MVP, which would derail Denver's plan
3 months ago

Clayton: DeMarcus Ware’s time will come for getting a gold jacket

The Super Bowl 50 champion didn't get the nod on Thursday night, but the former Broncos star will eventually get enshrined in Canton
3 months ago

Clayton: McDaniels in Vegas makes Broncos getting Rodgers vital

In a division with Patrick Mahomes, Justin Herbert and Derek Carr, plus a group of talented head coaches, the Broncos have to try to keep up
3 months ago

Clayton: Current head coach hiring cycle is bad for the NFL

As openings get filled, it's appearing less and less likely that a minority candidate will get hired, a fact that makes a point for Brian Flores
3 months ago

Clayton: Even in the offseason, big news is hitting the Broncos

The franchise is up for sale, the coaching staff is starting to round into shape and Denver gets dragged into a Rooney Rule lawsuit, all this week
4 months ago

Clayton: Broncos check off first agenda item – head coach

The Broncos checked off item No. 1 of their offseason agenda — a head coach — Thursday, which could lead to an answer for item No. 2 — a QB
4 months ago

Clayton: How intriguing can this Broncos offseason get?

The doors that are beginning to open early in the Denver offseason are yielding some intriguing prospects for Broncos Country
4 months ago

Clayton: The Broncos have an advantage over other teams in HC search

With so many of the other teams looking for a new head coach still in need of a general manager, Denver might be able to make an offer earlier
4 months ago

Clayton: A lot of doors opened for the Broncos in the last few days

A court decision removed the last obstacle to the team being sold, while the favorite to become the franchise's head coach is now available
4 months ago

Clayton: Broncos list of head coach candidates is an impressive one

George Paton is looking at every possible option, as the general manager's wish list for his next head coach is a talented and sought-after group
4 months ago

Clayton: Black Monday had a surprise that could alter coach search

While some of the head coaches let go today in the NFL were totally expected, one name did jump out, causing ripple affects around the league
4 months ago

Clayton: A lot comes to an end on Saturday for the Broncos

The season isn't the only thing hitting a final destination when the Chiefs come to town, as the game could be the last for a lot of Broncos
4 months ago

Clayton: A thin secondary will make life tough for the Broncos on Sunday

With three key players ruled out of the season finale, the Broncos will have a big challenge in trying to keep the high-powered Chiefs in check
4 months ago

Clayton: The Broncos won’t be as shorthanded when the Chiefs come to town

With 12 players returning from the COVID list, Denver will have a lot of key players back on the field when they take on Kansas City in the finale
4 months ago

Clayton: Vic Fangio is trying to sell the idea that the Broncos are close

As he tries to save his job, the Broncos head coach is pitching the notion that his team isn't far from getting over the hump and be a contender
5 months ago

Clayton: Disaster against the Chargers means change for the Broncos

After a 34-13 loss in Los Angeles, in a game in which they weren't competitive, there will be big changes coming for the 2022 season
5 months ago

Clayton: Broncos face nearly impossible task against the Chargers

With key players added to the COVID list, the Broncos will be lucky to field a full team, let alone find a way to win against the Chargers
5 months ago