Already, people are calling the Broncos’ head coaching vacancy unattractive, but I do not think that is a fair assessment of this opening. I believe it’s a gross mischaracterization of the entire organization and something that needs to be elaborated on.
The opening was going to come, but it came a few weeks early after the Broncos got their teeth kicked in against Baker Mayfield and the Los Angeles Rams on Christmas day. It was a pathetic showing to say the least, and given some of the extracurricular activities, namely Dalton Risner shoving Brett Rypien and Randy Gregory punching the opponent, the organization decided enough was enough.
Now, Jerry Rosburg, a week three hire for game management purposes, will take over for the last two weeks after defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero declined. The job itself is not unattractive, and I’ll tell you why. It’s because of a few key reasons.
The Denver Broncos head coaching vacancy is not unattractive
Rich history of the team
Some may not think this is much of anything, since history implies the past, but I think this holds water. For decades, the Denver Broncos have been seen as one of the most well-run and tradition rich franchises in all of football.
The Broncos are not the Browns who have largely been seen as a dysfunctional organization for the better part of multiple decades. It’s an organization with a strong base and foundation and is something that needs to be considered.
Let’s be real here. The team is owned by the richest ownership group in, what, all of sports? The Walmart money is oozing through the organization, and it’s reasonable to think that the ownership group will be active in this process since they just spent nearly $5 billion on the team.
Whether their activity is for the better is yet to be seen, but having cash-heavy owners will help entice potential top-of-the-line candidates to join the staff.
After all, money talks.
One side of the ball is mostly solved
It remains to be seen what ends up happening with Ejiro Evero, but as of now, the defense is largely in place for 2023. Outside of trying to re-sign Dre’Mont Jones, the unit will return virtually all of the same faces that we saw in 2022.
Sure, some head coaches would prefer to bring in their own assistants, but if the defense is already set, why change what is already working?
The Denver Broncos have an underrated edge when it comes to the 2023 NFL head coach cycle. What is their huge advantage right now?
Overall, the head coach opening for the Denver Broncos is not an unattractive one, and I do struggle to see what other head coaching openings across the league have that Denver does not.