Denver Broncos assistants who may be looking for work

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday January 02, 2017


Gary Kubiak has stepped down as Denver Broncos head coach, and the staff may be looking for work.

Kubiak went 21-11 in two years, winning the 2015-16 Super Bowl, but is stepping away due to health concerns. The Broncos finished with the No. 6 scoring defense this year, but No. 22 in scoring offense.

It’s possible the Broncos promote from within, with Wade Phillips or Joe DeCamillis. If that happens, much of the current staff could be kept together. But for the time being, the staff will be looking at all their options.

Here are the Broncos assistants who could be on the market:

At 18 assistants, it’s on the lower end for an NFL staff.

At 69 years old, Wade Phillips could choose to retire if he doesn’t get the head coaching job. Rick Dennison has spent 25 years with the Broncos and had been with Kubiak for decades. But the offense struggled this year with Trevor Siemian, following Peyton Manning’s retirement.

Klint Kubiak was previously Kansas’ wide receivers coach before joining the Broncos this year. Linebackers coach Reggie Herring was has defensive coordinator experience at Arkansas, NC State, Clemson and TCU. They could return to college football.

Joe DeCamillis could get head coaching interest elsewhere. Quarterbacks coach Greg Knapp spent nearly a decade as an NFL offensive coordinator before joining the Broncos staff.

With NFL head coaching changes underway, more than 100 assistants will be on the market.

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Chris Vannini is in his fifth year with CoachingSearch.com and serves as its managing editor. He has previously written for the Detroit Free Press, The Oakland Press, The State News, MLive.com, 247Sports and SB Nation.  A graduate of Michigan State University, Chris now lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  Be sure to follow @coachingsearch and send emails to chris@coachingsearch.com.