The Broncos are expected to offer Vance Joseph their head coaching job, according to 9News.com’s Mike Klis. CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reported earlier in the week that Joseph was the front-runner for the job heading into the interview process. Joesph, who served as the Dolphins’ defensive coordinator during the 2016 season, would replace Gary Kubiak, who retired a year after leading Denver to a title in Super Bowl 50.
After a four-hour interview with the team on Tuesday, Joseph received a call from Broncos’ officials to resume the interview on Wednesday. Joseph also has interviews scheduled with the Chargers and 49ers.
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Joseph was scheduled to fly out late-morning Wednesday to San Diego to meet with the Chargers about their head coach opening. He is also scheduled to meet with the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday, but those plans are on hold.
The Broncos also interviewed Kansas City defensive coordinator Dave Toub and Atlanta offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan for the head coach position vacated when Gary Kubiak retired on Jan. 2.
But clearly Joseph is the Broncos’ choice, as he has been since the job first became available – although there was a period from Sunday evening until Joseph’s interview Tuesday afternoon when Shanahan was receiving strong consideration.
Joseph has been the hottest coaching candidate in the weeks since the regular-season ended. In fact, of the six coaching openings, only the Jaguars didn’t reach out last week to request an interview with Joseph. The Jags have since hired Doug Marrone to replace Gus Bradley.
If Joseph is announced as the Broncos’ next coach, Klis writes that Joe Wood is the leading candidate to be the Broncos’ new defensive coordinator though Wade Phillips says he likes his chances of returning to the Broncos. If Phillips isn’t retained, he won’t be out of work long; he’s one of the league’s best coordinators. On the other side of the ball, Klis writes that Mike McCoy and Bill Musgrave could be in the mix for offensive coordinator. There are also reports that should Sean McDermott get the Bills job, he could ask McCoy to join him there.
Source: General Sports