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Time to grade former athlete/general managers

Updated: January 4, 2011, 11:56 AM ET
By Patrick Hruby

With Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway reportedly returning to the Denver Broncos as an executive vice president, the struggling franchise's front office will have a living, breathing link to its glorious past.

But will that ensure a winning future?

A quick, cursory Page 2 review of prominent former players-turned-team executives reveals mixed results:

Jerry West: Former Los Angeles Lakers great was even better behind a desk, masterminding the ...

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