He’s Back – Former Broncos’ Head Coach Vance Joseph Rejoining the Team as Defensive Coordinator
By Shawn Patrick on February 23, 2023
This kind of feels like getting back with an ex who you had a really bad relationship with…
Vance Joseph has been picked to become the Denver Broncos’ new defensive coordinator.
Joseph, 50, was the Broncos’ head coach from 2017-18, posting records of 5-11 and 6-10. He was fired after two years.
Joseph had been the Arizona Cardinals’ defensive coordinator the previous four years. While he had decent success – his defense ranked 11th and 12th in 2020 and 2021 – he and new Arizona head coach Jonathan Gannon, a defensive specialist by trade , mutually agreed to part ways last Thursday.
Will it be weird for him to come back to Broncos headquarters in what’s likely a smaller office, with much less say? Time will tell, but as a fan of the team this feels funny. I sure hope I eat crow after VJ returns to the field in orange and blue, though!