The Denver Broncos might not be committed to another season with Vance Joseph at the helm after all as the first-year head coach is “facing increasingly longer odds” at being retained, league sources informed ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Just over two weeks ago, the Broncos were reportedly leaning towards giving Joseph another chance, contingent on the team ending the season strong. The Broncos, however, enter Week 17 on the back of a heloss to the Washington Redskins.
If Joseph were to be let go, it would be a surprising move considering general manager John Elway interviewed the defensive-minded coach in 2015 prior to giving the job to Gary Kubiak, only to replace him with Joseph in the offseason, signing him to a four-year contract.
In his first year, Joseph has guided the Broncos to a 5-10 record while helping maintain one of the league’s best defenses. The team has struggled on offense, however, scoring 17.7 points-per-game, tied for fifth-worst in the league.