Broncos Retain Jack Del Rio As DC

The Broncos and defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio agreed to terms Thursday on a new two-year contract, according to Mike Klis of the Denver Post. The deal between the AFC champions and the former Jaguars head coach should be finalized tomorrow.

Jack did a nice job with our defense,” said John Elway, the Broncos’ executive vice president of football operations. “We had a lot of injuries on that defensive side and Jack did a good job holding that side together. Even in the Super Bowl, our defense kept us in the game in the first half.

Of course, Denver wasn’t really known for its defense this year as Peyton Manning and the club’s electric passing game took most of the attention. However, Del Rio has done enough to halt the revolving door that has been the Denver DC position in recent years. Before Del Rio’s arrival in 2012, the Broncos went through seven in seven years.

When Broncos head coach John Fox underwent open-heart surgery in November, Del Rio served as interim coach and led Denver to a 3-1 mark as interim coach. The Broncos’ defense was just belo the middle of the pack last season with 356 yards allowed per game, good for 19th overall.

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