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Denver Broncos interested in Dan Quinn, Kellen Moore for next head coach

Earlier on Sunday morning, the Denver Broncos made the Vic Fangio firing official. Now, as they look for the next head coach to lead their organization, as expected, they already have compiled a list of potential candidates.

Leading the way is Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn as well as their offensive coordinator and play-caller Kellen Moore. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, both of the Cowboys’ coordinators are names to keep an eye on throughout the interview process.

Rap also tossed out another interesting name, Jerod Mayo. The former NFL linebacker currently acts as Bill Belichick’s inside linebackers coach with the New England Patriots, but he’s been generating some buzz, having been linked to the Chicago Bears among others. For Mayo, it would be a big leap from his current position, having never coordinated or called plays for a defense before.

Denver Broncos expected to go with offensive head coach

After rolling with the defensive wizard that is Vic Fangio for the past three seasons, many anticipate the Broncos will opt for a more offensive-minded leader this time around. The defense was rarely the issue under Fangio and without the organization having their franchise quarterback figured out yet, that’s expected to be the primary focus going forward.

We’ll see which other candidates emerge as Broncos general manager George Paton makes his first ever head coach hire. Interestingly enough, Paton worked in Minnesota alongside Rick Spielman for a total of 14 seasons, and the Vikings could soon join the Broncos in a head coaching search. Could Paton and Spielman end up competing for the same candidate? The Vikings are also expected to be in search of a head coach whose specialty falls on the offensive side of the ball.

In this case, the Broncos have the advantage of getting a head start, one day before the others.

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