According to reports, the Denver Broncos have decided to move on from head coach Vance Joseph after two seasons with the team.
After the team experienced back-to-back losing seasons for the first time since the 1970s, John Elway has made the decision for the Denver Broncos to move on from head coach Vance Joseph.
Joseph was hired by the Broncos in January 2017 over other candidates like Kyle Shanahan and Dave Toub.
When he was hired, Joseph was pitched to the fan base as a ‘leader of men’ and ironically seemed to lose the locker room at times with the Broncos. It was rumored at the end of the 2017 season that players in the locker room campaigned to keep Joseph around, and that was part of the reason the Broncos decided not to let go of him after a 5-11 season.
It’s since become known that the reason Joseph was retained, primarily, is because John Elway was blocked by team president and CEO Joe Ellis from hiring former Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan.
It stands to reason then that Ellis was the primary reason behind the team not making the no-brainer decision to hire Kyle Shanahan in 2017.
In two years with the Broncos, Joseph led the team to just 11 victories and 21 losses. The primary culprit for the team’s lack of competitiveness was a combination of poor coaching and poor quarterback play.
It’s hard to blame Joseph for everything that went wrong in Denver over the past two years. If he would have gone to Los Angeles to be the coach of the Chargers, I personally feel like he would have done just as good of a job as Anthony Lynn has with that team.
The Broncos were a tough situation needing a coach who could really reinvent the offense, and somehow the former quarterback in John Elway failed to see that or was blocked from doing it by someone else.
Now, after two seasons that can be considered among the worst in team history, it feels likely that Elway will turn to a veteran coaching presence as opposed to a new, unknown commodity. That remains to be seen, but one thing is certain — the Broncos need someone to come in and kickstart the offense.
That will come in the form of a new coach/staff and a new quarterback who will be selected to be Case Keenum’s successor.