Denver Broncos Rumors: Who Could Replace Vance Joseph?
With two weeks remaining in the 2018 NFL Regular Season, the Denver Broncos are no longer in contention for a playoff spot. With that elimination, there is talk that the Broncos will relieve Head Coach Vance Joseph of his duties. In saying that, there is talk about who should replace the failed coach. We look at some of the names floating around the NFL circuit as possible replacements.
Dave Toub – Kansas City Chiefs (Assistant Head Coach/Special Teams Coordinator)
Toub has interviewed for several head coaching positions in the past couple of years. He comes from a great coaching tree headed by Andy Reid. Bringing in an assistant from a division rival would help the Denver Broncos get a leg up on those matchups that happen twice a year.
Coaching Experience: 15 years at the collegiate level, 17 years at the professional level.
Mike McCarthy – Unemployed
McCarthy is formerly the head coach of the Green Bay Packers. He served in that role for the past 12 years. Thus having an integral part in the career of Aaron Rodgers. McCarthy would bring a very decisive record to the Broncos. He is 135-85-2 in his career. That includes a postseason record of 10-8.
Coaching Experience: 6 years at the collegiate level, 25 years at the professional level.
John Harbaugh – Baltimore Raven (Head Coach)
This is assuming that the club and the coach part ways. However, if the Ravens make the playoffs, I could see Harbaugh staying. He seems to have a good thing going with Lamar Jackson. Nonetheless, the Super Bowl winning coach would bring just that to a struggling franchise. A winning attitude back to a franchise that is not used to missing the playoffs three years running.
Coaching Experience: 13 years at the collegiate level, 20 years at the professional level (110-74 career record including 10-5 in the postseason).
David Shaw – Stanford Cardinal (Head Coach)
John Elway could look to go the rookie route as well. Shaw has been in the news for several years regarding past openings in the NFL. He has chosen to stay at the college level. That is not to say that Elway would not try again. Shaw has a prestigious record at Stanford (81-26). He has been seven bowl games going 4-3. The Cardinal have won five Pac-12 Northern Division Titles and three conference titles under his helm.
Coaching Experience: 14 years at the collegiate level, 8 years at the professional level.
Eric Bieniemy – Kansas City Chiefs (Offensive Coordinator)
Bienemy is a young mind in the game right now. He comes from a great coaching line. Also, he played his college ball at the University of Colorado. While he has no head coaching experience, he does have several years as a player and a coach. He spent eight years in the league as a player. Followed by 17 years as a coach. Bieniemy could bring a new dynamic to the Denver Broncos.
Coaching Experience: 7 years at the collegiate level, 11 years at the professional level.
These candidates are all assuming that John Elway decides to part ways with Vance Joseph. After all, he did say a couple of weeks ago that he felt better with this staff this year than he did last year.
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