The Denver Broncos recently let Ejiro Evero out of his contract. While this may be a big loss, Evero likely did not want to be here. I don’t know about you guys, but I personally want coaches on the Denver Broncos who want to be there.
Ejiro Evero, the stud defensive coordinator for the team, was recently let out of his contract and is now free to sign with any team he pleases. The Broncos did want Sean Payton to keep Evero around, but as time went on, it became clear that Evero didn’t want to be here anymore.
On the surface, that might sound weird. Why would Evero not want to be the DC anymore unless he has a clear path towards a head coaching gig? While he’s interviewed with both the Colts and Cardinals, there’s no indication that he’s the favorite to land either of those jobs.
What we do know is that both Ejiro Evero and former head coach Nathaniel Hackett are very good friends, perhaps to a fault. Evero declined the interim head coaching job when his buddy Hackett got fired, and maybe this move to want to be freed of his contract in Denver is further showing his loyalty to his friend.
We can say with pretty strong authority that Evero did not want to be on the Broncos anymore.
Because of that, good riddance. Personally, I could not care less how good a coach is; I’d personally want coaches on my favorite team that want to be on this team. We saw how complimentary Sean Payton was and has been towards the Broncos during this entire process, and it’s abundantly clear that Payton wants to be in Denver.
We cannot say the same about Evero.
The other weird thing about this situation is Evero interviewing for the team’s head coaching job recently. Sayre Bedinger, Site Expert here at Predominantly Orange, noted that Evero could have done this to perhaps wiggle his way out of Denver.
Maybe during his interview, Evero was less than complimentary of the team?
Or, maybe the interview he had with the team was just something he wanted to add to his arsenal to assist in getting a head coaching job in the future.
This entire situation is weird, but I’m glad that Evero is gone considering he does not want to be here.