The Broncos moved quickly to name a new head coach after the somewhat sudden retirement of Gary Kubiak, bringing in Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph, inking him to a four-year deal today.
“Becoming head coach of the Denver Broncos is a dream job for many reasons,” Joseph said in a statement. “The Broncos have an unbelievable winning tradition and great fan support. But what makes this even more special is it’s a place that’s ready to win.”
The 44-year-old 44, was the last of three candidates to interview. Chiefs special-teams coordinator Dave Toub spent four hours interviewing with the team last Friday in Kansas City, and Atlanta offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan was grilled at length in Atlanta on Saturday.
“He brings a leadership quality that you really love about him,” said Miami head coach Adam Gase. “He has such a great personality and such a strong personality — that alpha-type personality where he demands a lot from players and they give him everything he has.”
Joseph’s resume includes six seasons on the 49ers’ staff working with the team’s secondary, followed by three seasons in Houston as defensive backs coach under Kubiak before a two-season stint with the Bengals from 2014-15.