Reports from Sunday morning mentioned that Broncos HC Gary Kubiak is expected to step down as head coach (NFLTR) after the season, due to concerns regarding his health.
Names are already being tossed out in connection to the Broncos’ head-coaching job as potential replacements for Kubiak.
Ian Rapoport the Broncos likely would have hired current Dolphins DC Vance Joseph had they not brought in Kubiak two years ago. He was with the Bengals at the time and took over as the Dolphins’ defensive coordinator for the 2016 season. Rapoport believes he’s worth keeping an eye on for the Broncos in the coming weeks.
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk mentions Falcons OC Kyle Shanahan could be another name to watch for the Broncos. However, Florio admits that Shanahan’s relationship with Broncos VP John Elway would likely impact him being an option for Denver.
Mike Klis confirms that Shanahan will likely be on the Broncos’ radar.
One interesting situation worth monitoring for the Broncos is the fact that DC Wade Phillips‘ contract expires after the season (NFLTR) and it’s possible he could be in high demand if Denver doesn’t sign him to an extension or passes on promoting him to head coach.
The Broncos really need to work on improving their offense to go along with what has been one of the best defensive units in the NFL for a few years now.
We’ll have more regarding potential targets for the Broncos’ head-coaching job as the news is available.