Chargers, 49ers, Rams To Interview Vance Joseph

The Broncos have completed their head coaching interview with Vance Joseph, and the Dolphins defensive coordinator will now continue his busy schedule with three more meetings this week. Joseph will interview with the Chargers, 49ers, and Rams over the course of the next three days, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL.com (Twitter link). Vance Joseph (vertical)

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Joseph, 44, is among the hottest head coaching candidates of this year’s hiring cycle, as five of the six clubs — all but the Jaguars — have requested permission to interview the Miami DC. Joseph will have one interview per day during the next three days, but no date has yet been set for a meeting between Joseph and the Bills, the remaining team that has expressed interest.

Thought to be the favorite for the Denver job after Gary Kubiak announced he was stepping away from the NFL, Joseph has apparently completed his interview without being offered the head coaching position, as general manager John Elway tweeted a message signalling the meeting had come to a close. At last check, however, Joseph was still in the Broncos facility, per Mike Klis of 9NEWS (Twitter link).

Joseph interviewed for Denver’s vacant head coaching position during the 2015 offseason when he was still the Bengals’ defensive backs coach. Though the Broncos ultimately hired Kubiak, the club maintained strong interest in bringing Joseph in as defensive coordinator, but Cincinnati blocked the move. Since that time, Joseph has moved on to Miami, where he’s helped improve the team’s defense from a No. 25 DVOA rank in 2015 to No. 17 this year.

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  1. Thronson5

    The 49ers are interviewing anyone and everyone. At what point do they decide they’ve found their man? I wonder if they already know who they want but are still going through the process or if they truly are letting the interviews decide.

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    • jmgara

      They’ve let Baalke interview in the past and paid the price. Now they’re finally doing their due diligence and hopefully making the right decision this time.

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    • mcdusty31

      I wouldn’t be surprised if Jed Dork hired himself as the head coach…worst owner (spoiled owner’s kid) in the NFL!

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