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Vance Joseph will not return in Denver

Update >> The team has now announced the decision

Back on the 20th of this month, a report from the folks at PFT shared that the Broncos were expected to make a coaching change and move on from the Vance Joseph era after two seasons. On Monday, Adam Schefter reported that Joseph has been let go. Joseph took over what many perceived to be a solid situation in Denver, with the franchise coming off a Super Bowl win just a few years prior to his appointment - back in Super Bowl 50 in 2015 under the leadership of Gary Kubiak. Kubiak has remained with the team since stepping away, and currently works as a senior personnel advisor in the Denver front office. Under Joseph, the Broncos have posted back-to-back losing seasons for the first time since the early 70's. Jospeh went 5-11 debut season in 2017 and 6-10 this season. Joseph started his coaching journey 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 an assistant defensive backs coach. From there he rose to defensive backs in San Francisco before moving on in the same roles with the Texans and Bengals. While coaching the secondary, Joseph's name had surfaced as a top minority coaching candidate over the last several years. In 2016 he got his first shot to call the defense with the Dolphins before landing the Broncos job in January of 2017.

There will be a lot of interest on where John Elway decides to take the franchise from here. His previous two hires - Kubiak and John Fox - were both successful. Fox went 48-18 in four seasons, while Kubiak went 21-11 with a Super Bowl victory in two seasons.

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