John Elway and the Denver Broncos have no doubt been watching as the New York Giants benched quarterback Eli Manning and then fired coach Ben McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese.
After all, for as bad as the Giants have been in this two-win season, one of those wins was over the Broncos. Plus, if the Giants think Manning has struggled this season, it’s nothing compared to the ineffective revolving door of Trevor Siemian, Brock Osweiler and Paxton Lynch.
So, are the Broncos thinking of clearing house and starting over? Perhaps, but they’re not going to copy the Giants and do it right now.
“Although NFL firings began Monday with the dismissals of New York Giants’ general manager Jerry Reese and head coach Ben McAdoo, the Denver Broncos will not make such dramatic changes at this time, sources told 9NEWS,” reported Mike Klis. “However, with the Broncos mired in one of the worst swoons in franchise history, several changes to the team’s coaching and personnel staff are expected at season’s end.”
Unless Elway and the rest of the executives have a next coach in mind already, it doesn’t make a lot of sense to fire Joseph mid-year. They already let offensive coordinator Mike McCoy go, and that made no difference. At this point, they’re best off to ride out the year, get the best possible draft pick, and then consider the rebuild in the offseason.
That said, if they do plan to search for their fourth head coach in five years, they also don’t want to get a late start. Coaches are always at a premium.