Broncos To Hire Dom Capers

Dom Capers has lent his services to three different teams since his time as Packers defensive coordinator ended. The former head coach is now set to head to Denver.

The Broncos are hiring the longtime defensive staffer, Ian Rapoport of tweets. Capers will again serve as a senior defensive assistant, adding decades of experience under Ejiro Evero, who is expected to become Denver’s new defensive coordinator following Super Bowl LVI. Evero is set to be a first-time coordinator.

Since 2019, Capers has worked with the Jaguars, Vikings and Lions as a senior defensive assistant. Two of those seasons featured multiple game-planning weeks against Nathaniel Hackett‘s offense ahead of NFC North matchups. Hackett was not in Green Bay during Capers’ nine-season stint as Packers DC, though Aaron Rodgers obviously was. The Broncos continue to be linked to the now-two-time reigning MVP, but several hurdles remain on that path.

Capers will turn 72 before the 2022 seasons begins. He has been coaching since 1972 and served as head coach for two expansion teams, taking over the Panthers in 1995 and Texans in 2002. Carolina experienced more success under Capers, venturing to the NFC championship game in 1996. In between those stints, Capers served as the Jaguars’ DC. He has been a defensive coordinator for four teams — the Steelers, Jags, Dolphins and Packers — in addition to the HC tenures. While Capers’ Steelers defenses featured top-tier units, his Packers group helped the franchise win its fourth Super Bowl in 2010.

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