Being the Denver Broncos coach is a fantasy turned reality for Vance Joseph.
Joseph expressed excitement about his new job as coach of the Broncos on Wednesday.
“Becoming head coach of the Denver Broncos is a dream job for many reasons,” Joseph explained, via the team’s official website. “The Broncos have an unbelievable winning tradition and great fan support. But what makes this even more special is it’s a place that’s ready to win. This is not a rebuilding situation, it’s a reboot.”
The former Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator is right with his assertion. Joseph walks into a situation with a team just a year removed from hoisting the Lombardi Trophy.
Denver finished the regular season with the fourth-ranked defense in the NFL. Joseph has one of the best players in the league rushing the passer in Von Miller, along with two top-notch corners.
The Broncos’ Achilles’ heel is on the offensive end. Denver had the No. 27-ranked offense in the NFL in 2016.
Joseph, hired for his defensive prowess, is now tasked with solidifying the other side of the ball while maintaining a stout defense. Broncos GM John Elway is confident that Joseph’s ability to teach will help with Denver’s weakness.
“His leadership qualities, his vision for building a championship team and his ability to get the most out of players are off the charts,” Elway said.
The Broncos flirted with hiring Joseph a few years ago but decided to go with Gary Kubiak. This time around the two sides got a four-year deal done.