Fooch’s update: John Elway announced a deal is done. Vance Joseph is the Broncos head coach.
The Denver Broncos appear set to become the second team this offseason to hire a new head coach. ESPN’s Josina Anderson is reporting the Broncos and Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph are working out financial terms on a deal that would install him as their next head coach.
Joseph was scheduled to interview with the San Diego Chargers on Wednesday and the San Francisco 49ers, but that would appear to probably be off the table. The Broncos would join the Jaguars with a new head coach, but the Buffalo Bills might not be far behind with a second interview planned with Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott.
If this is how the situation plays out, that would leave the 49ers considering Anthony Lynn, Josh McDaniels, Kyle Shanahan, Sean McVay, and Tom Cable. The team has interviewed the first four candidates, and has an interview with Cable set for Sunday. Lynn and McDaniels have both interviewed with the Rams, and Lynn also spoke with the Chargers. Shanahan interviewed with the Broncos and Jaguars, to go along with the 49ers, and will interview with the Rams this weekend.
The 49ers have some intriguing options available, and they also have Tom Cable. I can think of great positives for McDaniels, Shanahan, and McVay. Lynn has limited OC experience (promoted after Greg Roman was fired this year), but by all accounts the Bills players love him. We’ll run down all the candidates later today or early tomorrow, but for now, that’s where things stand.