Broncos Hire Vance Joseph

The Broncos’ coaching search is over. The Broncos have agreed to a four-year deal with Vance Joseph, sources tell Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (on Twitter). General manager John Elway has since confirmed the news via Twitter.Vance Joseph (vertical)

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For the last week or so, Joseph has been identified as the frontrunner for the Denver vacancy. From the start, GM John Elway indicated that the team had about “three or four” candidates in mind and Joseph was reportedly in the driver’s seat before he ever interviewed.

Joseph interviewed for Denver’s vacant head coaching position prior to the 2015 season when he was the Bengals’ defensive backs coach. When the Broncos hired Gary Kubiak, the club pushed to hire Joseph as their defensive coordinator, but Cincinnati blocked the move. After that, Joseph moved on to Miami and helped improve the team’s defense from a No. 25 DVOA rank in 2015 to No. 17 this year.

Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and Chiefs special teams coach Dave Toub also interviewed for the job. Anthony Lynn was “expected” to interview with Denver, but he never got the chance.

Next up for Denver is rounding out the staff. The Broncos have two offensive coordinator interviews set up for Thursday: Mike McCoy and Bill Musgrave, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets. Denver defensive backs coach Joe Woods will likely be elevated to DC, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets.

Meanwhile, in Miami, linebackers coach Matt Burke is likely going to be promoted to DC.

Mike Klis of 9NEWS (on Twitter) first reported the Broncos’ offer to Joseph. Additional details provided by Josina Anderson of ESPN.com (on Twitter) and Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter).

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10 comments on “Broncos Hire Vance Joseph

  1. Devonte Ward

    Guess we don’t want to improve our offense if we bring this guy in. Did we not just witness his defense get completely destroyed by Pittsburgh this past weekend?

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    • ThePriceWasRight

      yes but comparing the pieces on the Broncos d and dolphins d is nuts.

      but I do agree bringing in an offensive coach made more sense however the Shanahan thing with his dad probably ways somewhat.

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      • tsolid

        So, a defensive minded coach isn’t allowed to bring in a good Offensive Coordinator? Is that rule or something? MOST teams the O Coordinator calls the plays or am I missing something?

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        • Devonte Ward

          Are there any good OCs out there right now better than Shanahan? I’m saying I would’ve preferred Kyle over Van because of what he’s done in the league as an OC.

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      • realfootballfan

        Not to mention that Kyle Shanahan is a whiny baby whenever anything doesn’t go his way How many leaks have gone to the media when things weren’t going well in an organization like in Washington and Cleveland and even last year with the Falcons bottoming out on offense? That doesn’t point to good leadership qualities.

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  2. mcdusty31

    Isn’t McCoy an option to reunite with the Broncos?

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    • RomanEmpire

      He’s a choice but he may end up in Buffalo

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      • mcdusty31

        Well IMO he would be a great choice for a team that is hiring a defensive minded first time head coach…if I’m Elway I make him a really good offer to come on as OC

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  3. LGBT Raven Lover

    Bad hire. Not as bad as Rex Ryan or Chip Kelly lol but bad mistake by Denver. Sad, such a nice place too. Lots of culture and arts. This will have the Broncos continue their journey into permanent mediocrity until they find a real QB. Not a placeholder one like all the ones they have on the roster. And no, Tony Romo is not the answer – or anyone’s answer.

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    • ChiSoxCity

      What does “art and culture” have to do with a football coach?

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