Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator left the Denver Broncos without an agreement in place after his Wednesday interview with the club. Team Executive Vice President for Football Operations John Elway tweeted after the meeting, but no mention of an offer or a deal was made:
We enjoyed visiting with Vance Joseph at our facility today. He has great leadership qualities and a strong vision of what it takes to win.— John Elway (@johnelway) January 10, 2017
Joseph has been considered one of the front runners for the Broncos’ position, but would want to replace defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, which may be a deal breaker for the Broncos. The team has had success on defense under Phillips and is thought to want him to continue in his current role with a new head coach. Denver is attempting to replace Gary Kubiak, whom the team hired two years ago, but retired after the 2016 season due to health concerns.
It had been reported previously that Joseph is expected to interview with the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday, but it appears that will not be the only California visit he makes. According to multiple media reports, Joseph is meeting with the San Diego Chargers on Wednesday.
The Buffalo Bills and Los Angeles Rams are also expected to schedule interviews with Joseph. A Tuesday report indicated Joseph is leaning toward a coaching staff including former Chargers head coach Mike McCoy as his offensive coordinator and current Broncos defensive backs coach Joe Woods as his defensive coordinator.
UPDATE: Joseph has postponed his interview with the Chargers and it appears he will be the head coach of the Broncos. Talks still happening. Click here for more.