The Broncos hired Vance Joseph as the team’s head coach.
Two years ago, the Cincinnati Bengals allegedly blocked Vance Joseph from leaving to become the Broncos defensive coordinator. The then-Bengals defensive backs coach eventually left Cincinnati to become the defensive coordinator at Miami.
Now, two years after his first attempt to join the Broncos, Joseph is headed to Denver. ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported the hiring. John Elway then announced the news on Twitter.
John Elway then announced the hiring on Twitter.
The former Dolphins defensive coordinator met with John Elway and the Broncos head brass Wednesday to finalize a deal. Reports surfaced stating Joseph was scheduled to fly to San Diego Wednesday afternoon to meet with the San Diego Chargers. He never got out of Denver, as the Broncos moved quickly to get a deal in place.
Joseph attended the University of Colorado where he played quarterback and running back for the Buffaloes. The New York Jets signed Joseph as an undrafted free agent in 1995. Once in the NFL, Joseph switched to defensive back.
Talk about rapid ascension, Joseph started his coaching career at Colorado as a graduate assistant. Joseph became the defensive backs coach at Wyoming in 2002, then Colorado in 2003, before moving on to the NFL in 2005.
Joseph’s meteoric rise through the ranks could mean great things for the already solid Broncos defense. The defensive mastermind has a terrific arsenal. Look out, AFC foes.