Broncos coach Vance Joseph to return in 2018
Denver Broncos general manager John Elway has confirmed Vance Joseph will get another year at Sport Authority Field.
The Broncos finished the season 5-11 after Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, but Joseph will get another chance to prove himself.
Elway met with the coach on Monday and informed him he would be retained for the 2018 season - his second season in charge.
Joseph signed a four-year deal with the Broncos in January 2016 after replacing Gary Kubiak, the latter retiring due to health concerns.
Prior to his move to Denver, Joseph had been the Miami Dolphins' defensive coordinator and was the Cincinnati Bengals' secondary coach for the two preceding seasons.
Denver offered Joseph his first opportunity to be a head coach, but the Broncos were never settled at quarterback and dealt with a litany of injuries.
While rumours circulated that Joseph would be fired after one season, Broncos players voiced their support of Joseph following Sunday's game - with Elway clearly taking their views on board.
A tweet from Elway read: "Vance I had a great talk this morning about our plan to attack this offseason and get better as a team. We believe in Vance as our head coach. Together, we'll put in the work to improve in all areas and win in 2018."
Vance and I had a great talk this morning about our plan to attack this offseason and get better as a team. We believe in Vance as our head coach. Together, we'll put in the work to improve in all areas and win in 2018.-- John Elway (@johnelway) January 1, 2018
To all our fans: THANK YOU for your tremendous support and sticking with us through a tough year. This wasn't the season anyone expected, but we'll learn from it and be better because of it. Our 2018 season starts today.-- John Elway (@johnelway) January 1, 2018