Denver Broncos 2015 coaching search tracker

Last updated: Jan 18, 2015 12:47 PM

Here are the reported candidates to succeed John Fox as Broncos head coach in 2015. We'll update this as more news breaks:

Gary Kubiak

Status
Broncos requested permission to interview on 1/15; will interview on 1/18 in Houston
Current job
Ravens offensive coordinator
Prior jobs of note
Texans HC 2006-13; Broncos OC 1995-2005
Denver ties
Broncos backup QB to John Elway, 1983-1991; Elway's road roommate; Broncos assistant 1995-2005
Other interest
Passed on opportunity to interview with Chicago, Jets

Adam Gase

Status
Met with Broncos on 1/13 and again on 1/14; formally interviewed on 1/15
Current job
Broncos offensive coordinator
Prior jobs of note
Broncos WR coach (2009-10); Broncos QB coach (2011)
Other interest
Interviewed with San Francisco (twice), Atlanta, Chicago, Buffalo; also a candidate for OC jobs with St. Louis, Atlanta, Jacksonville, and possibly Cleveland; Raiders have reportedly requested interview for OC position
Notes
Is said to have remarkably close relationship with Peyton Manning

Vance Joseph

Status
Scheduled to meet with Broncos on 1/16; likely DC candidate under Gary Kubiak
Current job
Cincinnati secondary coach
Prior jobs of note
Secondary coach: San Francisco (2006-10), Houston (2011-13); Assistant secondary coach: San Francisco (2005)
Denver ties
Former CU Buffs quarterback, secondary coach, and graduate assistant; worked under Gary Kubiak in Houston
Other interest
None known

Rick Dennison

Status
Reportedly a candidate for head job; also candidate for OC position under Gary Kubiak
Current job
Ravens quarterbacks coach
Prior jobs of note
Broncos OC (2006-08); Texans OC (2010-13); Broncos ST coordinator (1997-2000); Broncos OL coach (2001-05, 2009)
Denver ties
Fort Collins native; Broncos linebacker 1982-90; Broncos assistant coach 1995-2008; since 2009 has coached under Kubiak in Houston and Baltimore
Other interest
Mentioned as possible OC either in Denver under Kubiak or in Baltimore to replace him
Notes
Also interviewed with Denver after firings of Mike Shanahan, Josh McDaniels

Dan Quinn

Status
Broncos hope to interview Quinn, but that may depend upon how far Seattle goes in 2014 playoffs
Current job
Seahawks defensive coordinator
Prior jobs of note
Seahawks Assistant HC (2009-10); Florida Gators DC (2011-12)
Denver ties
None known
Other interest
Interviewed with Buffalo, Atlanta, San Francisco, Chicago, Jets; was reportedly frontrunner for Jets job, but they went with Todd Bowles; Quinn is said to be most interested in the Falcons gig, and the feeling is reportedly mutual

Vic Fangio

Status
Mike Klis says Denver may consider Fangio
Current job
Unemployed
Prior jobs of note
NFL defensive coordinator: San Francisco (2011-14), Carolina (95-98), Indy (99-01), Houston (02-05); Baltimore special assistant to HC Brian Billick and John Harbaugh (06-10); Stanford DC (2010)
Denver ties
Was Colts DC for three years early in Peyton Manning's career
Other interest
Passed over for head job after interview with 49ers; San Francisco denied Washington's request to interview him for DC job in January, but he will now interview with Washington the weekend of 1/17-18

Teryl Austin

Status
Scheduled meeting with Broncos on 1/16 has been canceled; Austin reportedly pulled his name from consideration
Current job
Lions defensive coordinator
Prior jobs of note
Florida Gators DC (2010)
Denver ties
None known
Other interest
Interviewed with Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco, Buffalo; met again with Falcons on 1/15

Doug Marrone

Status
Mike Klis said Denver may consider Marrone; Broncos were scheduled to interview him on 1/17, but he canceled on 1/16, presumably because Gary Kubiak is the obvious favorite
Current job
Unemployed; opted out of Buffalo contract, may have thought he would land Jets job
Prior jobs of note
Buffalo HC (2013-14); Syracuse HC (2009-12); New Orleans OC (06-08)
Denver ties
None known
Other interest
Interviewed with Jets, Chicago, Atlanta
Notes
Still being paid $4M for 2015 season by Bills; salary won't be offset by that of new job

Jack Del Rio

Status
Was named Raiders head coach on 1/15
Prior jobs of note
Jaguars HC (2003-11); Broncos DC (2012-14); Panthers DC (2002)

Mike Shanahan reportedly is not a candidate

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