Broncos Interview With Teryl Austin Canceled Friday


According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Denver Broncos’ interview with Detroit Lions defensive coordinator will not happen on Friday as scheduled and at this point has not been re-scheduled.


You have to wonder what’s going on there. Austin was the Broncos’ first interview that was to come from a team other than their own, and by all accounts, the Broncos’ job is one that should seemingly appeal to all prospective coaching candidates. Austin was scheduled for a second interview with the Falcons this week already, so perhaps negotiations are far enough along with that that he has decided to just skip it with the Broncos.

At this point, it seems like the Broncos are going to have to be patient in their coaching search (as we expected they might) and make sure to consider all options. Austin, along with Todd Bowles, was one of a couple of defensive coordinators on the market this offseason that could have been solid candidates for the Broncos.

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Elway never organized anything with Bowles, but Austin’s interview has been scheduled since early this week, so you have to think the cancelation has something to do with the fact that he has another job already almost lined up.

If that’s not the case and the Broncos simply have to re-schedule, then this isn’t all that big of a deal. The only other confirmed coach set to interview with the Broncos is Cincinnati Bengals defensive backs coach Vance Joseph, a former Colorado Buffaloes quarterback/defensive back who has been coaching in the NFL since 2005 with the 49ers.

We’ll see what the fallout of this is. The Broncos don’t have a ton of options it feels like but they are reportedly considering Adam Gase, Gary Kubiak, Rick Dennison, Vance Joseph, Vic Fangio, and Austin for the job. Perhaps Elway has something else up his sleeve.