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Denver Broncos GM John Elway Added to Competition Committee

John Elway will join an exclusive club of football elites to decide the NFL's rules and regulations.

John Elway wears a number of different hats. He's the general manager of the Denver Broncos, he's a Hall of Fame quarterback, and he's a three-time Super Bowl champion. As of today, he'll have another distinction.

The NFL has added Elway, as well as Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians, to its highly-exclusive Competition Committee, league sources tell ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The addition of Elway and Arians is meant to fill the void left by Los Angeles Rams head coach Jeff Fisher, who stated at this past Scouting Combine that he would be taking a "leave of absence" from the committee. Primarily, the purpose of the Competition Committee is to meet every offseason and modify or adopt new rules or regulations ranging from roster operations to player protection. Some of their recent changes have been the elimination of the "probable" designation on the injury report and the new kickoff rule that spots touchbacks at the 25-yard line rather than the 20. 

The list of committee members is incredibly brief. It includes just ten members; New York Giants owner John Mara,  Houston Texans GM Rick SmithCincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin LewisDallas Cowboys Executive Vice President Stephen Jones, Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy, Baltimore Ravens GM Ozzie NewsomePittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike TomlinAtlanta Falcons president Rich McKay, and now of course Elway and Arians.

It'll be worth keeping an eye on the committee's annual meeting next offseason to see the impact that both Elway and Arians make on the rules for the following year.

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Will Keys is an Analyst for Mile High Huddle. You can find him on Twitter @WillKeys6.

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