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  • Sat., Jan. 20, 2018 12:00 AM MST NFLPA Collegiate Bowl NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California.
  • Sat., Jan. 20, 2018 12:00 AM MST East-West Shrine Game East-West Shrine Game, Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida.
  • Sat., Jan. 27, 2018 12:30 PM MST Senior Bowl Senior Bowl, Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama.
  • Tue., Feb. 27, 2018 12:00 AM MST NFL Scouting Combine begins Feb. 27-March 5: NFL Scouting Combine, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • Mon., Mar. 12, 2018 12:00 AM MDT Clubs may negotiate with unrestricted free agents March 12-14: Clubs are permitted to contact, and enter into contract negotiations with, the certified agents of players who will become Unrestricted Free Agents upon the expiration of their 2017 player contracts at 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 14. However, a contract cannot be executed with a new club until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 14.
  • Wed., Mar. 14, 2018 2:00 PM MDT 2018 league year and free agency period begin

    Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, clubs must exercise options for 2018 on all players who have option clauses in their 2017 contracts.

    Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, clubs must submit qualifying offers to their Restricted Free Agents with expiring contracts to retain a Right of First Refusal/Compensation.

    Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, clubs must submit a minimum salary tender to retain exclusive negotiating rights to their players with expiring 2017 contracts who have fewer than three accrued seasons of free agency credit.

    Top 51 begins. All clubs must be under the 2018 salary cap prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time.

    All 2017 player contracts will expire at 4:00 p.m., New York time.

    The 2018 league year and free agency period begin at 4:00 p.m., New York time.

    The first day of the 2018 league year will end at 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 14. Clubs will receive a personnel notice that will include all transactions submitted to the league office during the period between 4:00 p.m., New York time, and 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 14.

    The first day of the 2018 league year will end at 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 14. Clubs will receive a personnel notice that will include all transactions submitted to the league office during the period between 4:00 p.m., New York time, and 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 14.

    Trading period for 2018 begins at 4:00 p.m., New York time, after expiration of all 2017 contracts.

  • Sun., Mar. 25, 2018 12:00 AM MDT Annual League Meetings begin March 25-28: Annual League Meetings, Orlando, Florida.
  • Mon., Apr. 16, 2018 12:00 AM MDT Clubs with returning head coaches may begin offseason workout programs April 16: Clubs with returning head coaches may begin offseason workout programs.
  • Thu., Apr. 26, 2018 6:00 PM MDT 2018 NFL Draft begins April 26-28: 2018 NFL Draft, AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX.

Staff Directory

Patrick Smyth
Executive VP of Public and Community Relations

Patrick Smyth enters his eighth season leading the Broncos’ media relations efforts and his first year as the club’s Executive Vice President of Public and Community Relations.

Patrick Smyth enters his eighth season leading the Broncos’ media relations efforts and his first year as the club’s Executive Vice President of Public and Community Relations.

In his 14th season with the Broncos, Smyth serves as the club’s spokesman and its primary media contact for both football and business issues. His role includes working closely with the President and CEO, General Manager, Head Coach, players and club executives on public relations matters while overseeing the team’s community relations efforts and digital media content.

Smyth has led a public relations staff that became the first to receive the prestigious Pete Rozelle Award from the Pro Football Writers of America multiple times in Super Bowl seasons. The award, which recognizes professionalism in dealing with the media, was given to the Broncos following their 2013 Super Bowl XLVIII appearance and 2015 Super Bowl 50 victory.

A 2004 graduate of the University of Florida, Smyth joined the Broncos that year as a media relations assistant. He became one of the youngest public relations directors in NFL history when he was named executive director of media relations in 2010 at age 27. 

In addition to his experience with the Broncos, Smyth was selected by the NFL to work three consecutive AFC Championship Game weeks from 2008-10. He also worked Super Bowl XXXVII week with the World Champion-Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he interned from 2002-03.

While at Florida, Smyth spent three years in the Gators’ communications department. His public relations experience also includes the Philadelphia Flyers (2002), Philadelphia Eagles (2002), Tampa Bay Storm (2002-03) and Santa Fe (Fla.) College (2003).

Smyth earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of Florida in 2004, finishing with a 3.97 grade point average and his college’s Dean’s Cup for academic performance. He was recognized by Florida with its “Outstanding Young Alumnus” award in 2011 and was named a “40 under 40” award winner by the Denver Business Journal in 2012.

A native of Wilmington, Del., Smyth is married to Leslie and was born on Sept. 14, 1982.