Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, citing a league source, reports that barring a change of mind, Broncos VP John Elway is expected to fire HC Vance Joseph after the season.
Florio mentions that the news of Elway’s interest in hiring Mike Shanahan a year ago could be viewed as a sign that it was deliberately leaked and Elway is once again seriously contemplating a change.
Earlier in the day, Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com mentioned that Joseph’s fate appears to be sealed, especially after they lost to the 49ers.
According to Breer, one scenario making the rumor-mill rounds is that the Broncos could target current Ravens HC John Harbaugh and pair him with Gary Kubiak, who would serve as the team’s offensive coordinator.
Breer does, however, admit that the Ravens may not be “as keen on the idea of parting ways with their coach as they were a couple months ago.”
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.
During his two years as Broncos head coach, Joseph has led the team to a record of 11-19 (36.7 percent) and no playoff appearances.
We’ll have more regarding Joseph’s future with the Broncos as the news is available.