Mike Shanahan was almost hired as the Denver Broncos head coach last offseason. Don’t expect it to happen, though.
Mike Shanahan had tremendous success with the Denver Broncos in the ’90s, winning back-to-back Super Bowls. It doesn’t look like he will get a chance at a third.
At least not right now.
Despite current Broncos coach Vance Joseph being on the hot seat (and it is very hot), Denver is not going to consider Shanahan as a possible replacement for Joseph, according to 9NEWS’ Mike Klis.
The decision is not very surprising, given the article that came out on Sunday night by Woody Paige.
Shanahan almost became the head coach of the Broncos last season, but Joe Ellis reportedly blocked the move from happening. Shanahan has not coached since 2013 when he was the head coach of the Washington Redskins.
As head coach of the Broncos, Shanahan went 138-86 (from 1995 to 2008).
There was allegedly some bad blood between Shanahan and the Broncos based off of how his tenure ended with the team.
Unfortunately, Shanahan’s last three seasons did not consist of a playoff birth. That caused owner Pat Bowlen to make a change.
With Shanahan off the table as a candidate, another name that has gotten a lot of attention is John Harbaugh, who currently serves as the head coach of the Baltimore Ravens.
Harbaugh has been deemed on the hot seat this season after being the head coach of the Ravens since 2008.
I don’t know who the Broncos will hire as head coach. Personally, I wish it was Shanahan. However, I understand the reasoning behind the team not making the move.
Shanahan has been out of the league for a while and the Broncos likely would want to hire somebody who has been in some level of coaching more recently than five years ago.
Vance Joseph will coach the final two games of the 2018 season and we will see what the team does on Black Monday.