The Denver Broncos have reportedly fired Vance Joseph. Here are some candidates who could be considered as replacements by the team.
The Denver Broncos are moving on from Vance Joseph and now need a new head coach.
Since John Elway took control of the day-to-day operations of the team in the front office in 2011, the Broncos have had three head coaches.
The first hire Elway made was John Fox, who was a coach that had stabilized the Carolina Panthers and helped lead them to a Super Bowl. In 2011, that was a really wise hire by Elway and Fox helped lead the team to four straight division titles and a Super Bowl appearance in 2013 before eventually agreeing to part ways with the team to take his dream job with the Chicago Bears.
The Broncos didn’t fight to keep Fox after a playoff loss in 2014 to Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts.
Elway then convinced Gary Kubiak to take the team’s head coaching position in 2015, and Kubiak did a phenomenal job with the Broncos, leading them to a Super Bowl victory. In 2016, Kubiak and the Broncos went 9-7, missing out on the postseason narrowly.
He had some health issues in 2016 and actually ended up missing some time, and ultimately he decided to step away from coaching and moved to a front office role.
That was when the Broncos hired Joseph, who has been with the team through two dismal seasons. The Broncos simply couldn’t tolerate two straight losing seasons for the first time since the 1970s.
Who will they choose to replace Joseph? Let’s take a look at five possible candidates (and there will undoubtedly be more that surface after the season).