These next two candidates are a bit of a reach, but if they become available, I do believe that the Broncos could be interested. Let’s start with Stefanski. The Browns Head Coach has compiled a respectable 25-23 record through three seasons. Not bad, when you consider the dysfunction swirling around that organization.
A longtime Vikings assistant, Stefanski holds the distinction of having the longest working relationship with George Paton. Whether that carries water into the next search remains to be seen, but it’s a factor worth keeping in mind.
Another strong selling point for Stefanski is how his offense is structured. The Browns’ offensive attack employs one of the strongest rushing attacks in the league (and with a dominant offensive line, to boot). They’re a group that knows how to win up front and for a team with no consistency on offense, that’s exactly the kind of temperament that the Broncos need.
- Extensive working relationship with Paton
- Winning record with dysfunctional team (one playoff appearance and win)
- Knows how to establish a strong offensive line and running game
- Still employed by the Browns. Only factors in, if he’s let go
- Like some of the other candidates, can you sell him on this fanbase?
Bottom Line: Kevin Stefanski is a coach that emphasizes strong play in the trenches and has gotten some of the best out of the Browns in a long time. Unfortunately, he’s not currently available and may not be a strong enough sell to the fan base (if he was).