(Colo.)- Broncos Hire Vance Joseph As Their Head Coach
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - A runner-up two years ago, Vance Joseph is John Elway's pick this time around.
"It's official. Excited to announce Vance Joseph as head coach of the Denver Broncos!" Elway tweeted early Wednesday afternoon.
Joseph impressed Elway in 2015 when Gary Kubiak got the job. He was on Elway's short list when Kubiak, 55, stepped down last week over health concerns after Denver (9-7) missed the playoffs a year after winning Super Bowl 50.
Joseph, the 44-year-old ex-Colorado quarterback, spent last season as Miami's defensive coordinator after building a reputation as one of the league's top secondary coaches.
After interviewing Tuesday, Joseph returned to Broncos headquarters Wednesday after scuttling plans to fly to California to interview with the Chargers, 49ers and Rams.
The younger brother of former Nebraska Cornhusker quarterback Mickey Joseph, he was a quarterback and running back at Colorado before spending 2 seasons in the NFL as a defensive back.
He was a college assistant at Colorado, Wyoming and Bowling Green, then spent 13 years as an NFL position coach with San Francisco, Houston, and Cincinnati before joining the Dolphins as defensive coordinator last year.
In Houston, he was an assistant under Kubiak and defensive coordinator Wade Phillips - who, of course, currently holds the same job with the Broncos.
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