Cardinals Hire Vance Joseph As Defensive Coordinator

Update:

The Arizona Cardinals announced Friday that they’ve officially hired Vance Joseph as their new defensive coordinator and brought back former DC Bill Davis to coach linebackers.

The Cardinals will also retain special teams coordinator Jeff Rodgers.


Josina Anderson reports that the Cardinals are planning to hire Vance Joseph as defensive coordinator. The two parties are still in discussions on a deal as of now.

Joseph had also drawn interest from the Browns and Jets for their defensive coordinator vacancies. However, it appears as though the Cardinals proved to be his best option in the end.

Joseph, 46, began his NFL coaching career with the 49ers as their assistant defensive backs coach back in 2005. He spent six years in San Francisco before joining the Texans as their DBs coach in 2011.

After three years in Houston and two more with the Bengals, Joseph was hired by the Dolphins as their defensive coordinator. The Broncos would hire him as their head coach a year later, but elected to move after two seasons.

During his two years as Broncos head coach, Joseph has led the team to a record of 11-21 (34.3 percent) and no playoff appearances.

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