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Mike Bluem, Director of Football Administration


Mike Bluem enters his sixth season with the Indianapolis Colts as the team’s director of football administration and his 23rd year in the NFL. Bluem’s primary responsibilities include negotiating player contracts as well as managing the salary cap and player budgets. He is also responsible for keeping the club in compliance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement and NFL player personnel rules. Bluem served as a member of the NFL Management Council Club Services Committee from 2004-2014 and was invited to the 2014 NFL Career Development Symposium. Prior to joining the Colts, he spent 17 seasons with the Denver Broncos, beginning in 1995 as a college scouting assistant. Bluem served in that capacity during Denver’s back-to-back championships in Super Bowl XXXII and Super Bowl XXXIII before being named coordinator of college scouting operations in 2000. He took on additional responsibilities with the salary cap in 2001 when he was named coordinator of football administration, a position he held until 2005 when he was then promoted to director of football administration. A native of Lewisville, Texas, Bluem earned his bachelor’s degree in sports management from Liberty University in 1995. He resides in Carmel, Ind. with his wife, Shelley, and their 11-year-old twins, Zackary and Kylie.

Mike Bluem, Director of Football Administration


Mike Bluem enters his sixth season with the Indianapolis Colts as the team’s director of football administration and his 23rd year in the NFL. Bluem’s primary responsibilities include negotiating player contracts as well as managing the salary cap and player budgets. He is also responsible for keeping the club in compliance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement and NFL player personnel rules. Bluem served as a member of the NFL Management Council Club Services Committee from 2004-2014 and was invited to the 2014 NFL Career Development Symposium. Prior to joining the Colts, he spent 17 seasons with the Denver Broncos, beginning in 1995 as a college scouting assistant. Bluem served in that capacity during Denver’s back-to-back championships in Super Bowl XXXII and Super Bowl XXXIII before being named coordinator of college scouting operations in 2000. He took on additional responsibilities with the salary cap in 2001 when he was named coordinator of football administration, a position he held until 2005 when he was then promoted to director of football administration. A native of Lewisville, Texas, Bluem earned his bachelor’s degree in sports management from Liberty University in 1995. He resides in Carmel, Ind. with his wife, Shelley, and their 11-year-old twins, Zackary and Kylie.