Broncos pushing to close deal with Vance Joseph as next head coach

On Wednesday, Elway backed up his words with the hiring of Vance Joseph as the Denver Broncos sixteenth head coach in the organization’s history.Joseph, 44, served as a first-time defensive coordinator for the Dolphins this season. The Super Bowl winning coach and close friend of former teammate and current boss John Elway could not continue coaching.Joseph would be the second defensive coach among the seven known candidates to replace Chip Kelly. He then earned his first National Football League job in 2005 when Mike Nolan assumed the head coaching job in San Francisco.Joseph’s younger brother Terry is also a coach. Joseph’s hire at offensive coordinator, and the ensuing call on who plays QB in 2017, could be the two factors that determine his success in Denver. After sitting out the 2014 season, Phillips signed a two-year contract with the Broncos only after the team’s preferred choice, Joseph, was unable to get out of his contract as the Cincinnati Bengals’ secondary coach.Since 2011, Joseph’s teams have only missed the playoffs once – the 2013 Texans. Former Chargers coach Mike McCoy has been on Joseph’s radar as an offensive coordinator, but the Bills are trying to secure him for their coordinator’s job.”If and when the hire is finalized, the next question would be who takes over as the Broncos” coordinators.Here are a few things you should know about Denver’s new head man. “Just getting after it, being aggressive”, Dolphins DE Cam Wake said before the season began. The Dolphins ranked 29th in offensive yards allowed, the Broncos on the other hand ranked fourth.Vance Joseph remains the Dolphins’ defensive coordinator, at least for another day. Josh McDaniels was let go after eight games of the 2010 season, making way for interim head coach Eric Studesville, the team’s first African-Amercian head coach.Joseph was scheduled to fly out late-morning Wednesday to San Diego to meet with the Chargers about their head coach opening. University of Colorado quarterback (1990-1994, 30 games, 34-for-61, 454 yards, 4 TDs, 0 INTs, 50 rushes, 237 yards, 1 TD).