Denver Broncos Reportedly Shifting Focus From One Head Coaching Candidate

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The Denver Broncos’ search for a head coach has been quite the roller coaster this offseason.

After firing Nathaniel Hackett in the middle of his first season in charge of their team, they have been linked with some big names to fill their vacancy.

This week, it seemed like the name that was going to end up with the job was DeMeco Ryans as he was reported to be the front runner for the job.

It seems that is no longer the case.

According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the Broncos are “moving their attention” away from Ryans as they aren’t willing to wait for his season to be over.

It’s not really clear who the Broncos are focusing on now as some of their other top candidates no longer appear to be in the equation either.

Their interest in Sean Payton has reportedly waned. Jim Harbaugh is staying at Michigan. Dan Quinn is staying with the Cowboys.

There are still plenty of good options out there for the Broncos to consider. Jim Caldwell, brian Flores, and Kellen Moore have all been in the mix for jobs this offseason. Steve Wilks recently became available when the Panthers decided to give their job to Frank Reich.

Eric Bieniemy is also still available, but if the Broncos aren’t willing to wait for Ryans then that is likely also true for Bieniemy.

They could also promote defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero, who has been interviewed for head coaching positions this offseason.

With a roster that disappointed last season, but is still loaded with talent, the Denver Broncos’ pursuit of a coach that can lead them to the playoffs will continue to be interesting to watch.