There wasn’t much drama to this. Reports continued to trickle out on Wednesday that the Denver Broncos had offered Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph their head coaching position.
As the day drew on, the only question here was whether the two sides would reach an agreement on the financials. That has now happened, as the Broncos just recently confirmed that Joseph is their new head coach.
Excited to announce Vance Joseph as head coach of the Denver Broncos! pic.twitter.com/m87uUn9KXs
— John Elway (@johnelway) January 11, 2017
A former cornerback for the New York Jets and Indianapolis Colts, the 44-year-old Joseph has been a coach in the NFL dating back to his days as an assistant defensive backs coach with the San Francisco 49ers in 2005.
Joseph has just one year of experience as a coordinator in the NFL. That came this past regular season as the Miami Dolphins’ defensive coordinator.
This hiring is somewhat of a philosophical change for the Broncos. Joseph replaces an offensive-minded head coach in Gary Kubiak and will now be tasked with filling out a coaching staff to get the most out of an offense that struggled big time this past season.