Broncos requesting interviews already
The Broncos have reportedly requested two coaches to come in and interview for their head coaching vacancy.
The first reported interview request was New England Patriots defensive coordinator Brian Flores. Flores has been requested by four teams already looking for new head coaches (there are eight total) and will undoubtedly have a busy week as the Patriots enter a bye week for the playoffs. It’s the perfect time for Flores to get interviews in.
The Patriots have a very solid defense in 2018 and Flores has done a good job without a star pass rusher, ranking fifth in the NFL this season in turnovers forced.
At surface level, bringing in a defensive coordinator with one year of experience in that role at the age of 37 doesn’t seem likely for the Broncos, but Ian Rapoport says he’s a name to keep an eye on and that the Broncos have been doing work on him for a couple of weeks already.
The Broncos also requested to interview Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak, a Hall of Fame player and former head coach of the Tennessee Titans.
Munchak was fired after three years of being the Titans’ head coach from 2011-2013, going 22-26 in that timeframe. He has been a phenomenal offensive line coach in the league since the late 90s and played in the same era as John Elway, so the two likely know each other well.
The Broncos also reportedly would like to speak with Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio who has coached the league’s top defense in 2018.
Fangio has been an excellent defensive coordinator in the NFL and has built some of the most dominant defenses in the last 10 years both in Chicago and San Francisco.
If he were to come to Denver, it would be wise for him to resume his DC duties and hire a creative offensive coordinator.