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Denver Broncos set to interview Super Bowl-winning coordinator next week

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It seems that Sean Payton won’t be the only candidate with a Super Bowl-winning pedigree that the Denver Broncos interview next week.

The next few weeks will be very important for the Denver Broncos and new owner Rob Walton. After dispatching head coach Nathaniel Hackett before he even finished his first full season on the job, they must now find the person who can end a streak of six straight losing seasons and return the franchise to the prominence it had during the first half of the 2010s.

Walton will be looking to make an immediate impact as the team’s new boss, and send a message that he spent a record $4.6 billion to win games now, not later. That is why there has been a great deal of speculation surrounding the team going after big-name talents like Sean Payton and Jim Harbaugh for the opening.

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However, it seems that the team is looking high and low to find their next head coach, and are leaving no stone unturned to hire the best candidate possible. That includes talking to the various talented coordinators and assistants around the league.

Raheem Morris to interview for Denver Broncos job the same day as Sean Payton

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On Thursday, ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter reported that a long-expected conversation between the Denver Broncos and former New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton will happen on Tuesday. However, that will not be the lone discussion with a candidate they have that day.

Schefter also revealed that current Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris is scheduled to speak with the team about their top coaching job as well.

This will not be the first defensive coordinator the Broncos have interviewed. Last week, it was reported that the team also spoke with Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn before the team begins its postseason run this weekend.

Raheem Morris was a part of the Los Angeles Rams staff that helped bring a Super Bowl to LA earlier this year. He has also served as a defensive coordinator and head coach during stints with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons. In 59 games as a head coach, Morris has amassed a record of 21-38.