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Report: Denver Broncos expected to make a head coaching change

Back in January of last year, Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph was hired away by John Elway to be the new head coach of the Broncos.

Just a few years removed from a win in Super Bowl 50 under then head coach Gary Kubiak, the franchise is about to wrap up the second season with Joseph in charge and things haven't gone as they'd hoped.

According PFT, the Broncos are expected to be one a handful of NFL teams that make a coaching change. Joseph led the team to a 5-11 finish in year one, and is off to a 6-8 mark this season. So far, Joseph - who was one of the hottest names on the coaching market the last several seasons leading up to landing the Broncos job - is 11-19 overall in his head coaching debut in Denver.

One more loss would secure the team's first string of consecutive losing seasons in nearly five decades, the article points out.

Joseph started off in the college ranks coaching the defensive backs at Wyoming, Colorado, and Bowling Green before making the jump to the NFL in 2005 with the 49ers as assistant defensive backs coach. From there he rose to defensive backs in San Francisco before moving on to the Texans and Bengals in the same role. While coaching the secondary, Joseph's name was often brought up among minority candidates that deserved a long, hard look by front office personnel for head coaching openings. 2016 was his first stint as a defensive coordinator with the Dolphins before landing the Broncos job in January of 2017.

The coaches prior to Joseph that Elway had brought in had all seen success. John Fox led the team from 2011-2014, which included a Super Bowl appearance (and loss) before the organization brought in Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak to lead the franchise in 2015. He led the team to a Super Bowl 50 win before stepping away in 2016 due to some health issues.

Overall, Fox went 48-18 in four seasons with the Broncos, while Kubiak went 21-11 in two seasons.

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