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5 People The Broncos Should Consider As Their Next Head Coach

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Denver Broncos Head Coach Gary Kubiak began the new year by announcing to his team that he was retiring from the NFL.

At 55-years old, Kubiak cited health concerns as the top reason for his departure.

In 2013, Kubiak collapsed while coaching the Houston Texans, suffering from a transient ischemic attack. This October, Kubiak took a week off after being diagnosed with a complex migraine condition.

Denver’s off-season had promised to be an eventful one, even prior to the news of Kubiak’s departure. Now, finding a new head coach is their first priority. Here’s a few names we think Denver fans should take a look at…




Kyle Shanahan

Falcons Offensive Coordinator




  • Broncos fans love the Shanahan family
  • Kyle knows the Denver community
  • Offensive minded coach
  • Very successful with the Falcons the last two seasons


  • Has never been an NFL head coach
  • Is only 37-years old



Vance Joseph

Miami Dolphins Defensive Coordinator




  • Played football at Colorado University, knows the area
  • Has had a successful 2016 with the Miami defense


  • Has never been an NFL head coach
  • Is defensive minded, would inherit a struggling offense

Scott Linehan


Scott Linehan

Dallas Cowboys Offensive Coordinator




  • Has helped the Dallas’ offense become one of the NFL’s best this season
  • Despite going 11-25 overall, he has head coach experience after he was St. Louis’ head coach from 2006-2008.


  • Went 11-25 as a head coach
  • Seems to be dedicated to the Dallas offense and may not be a realistic contender

Bill Musgrave


Bill Musgrave

Oakland Raiders Offensive Coordinator




  • Has helped Oakland’s offense completely turn around last two seasons
  • Proven track record of developing young quarterbacks
  • The Broncos would take him away from a division rival
  • Went to high school in Grand Junction, Colorado


  • Despite being in the NFL since 1997, has never been a head coach
  • Has a history of lateral career moves and demotions

Wade Phillips


Wade Phillips

Broncos Defensive Coordinator




  • Is worth taking a look at because he was a vital part of the Broncos Super Bowl
  • Is 82-61 oerall as a head coach
  • Knows the system currently in place


  • Defensive minded coach who will be in charge of a struggling offense
  • Is 69 years old, John Elway announced they are seeking “young candidates.”

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