Who Should Replace Vance Joseph?

By Lindsay Grimes

It’s a ho-hum Wednesday after the Broncos’ highly-touted Week 4 loss to the Chiefs – a 16-13 game that was anything but. The hot weather, some questionable play calls and their inconsistency ultimately led to a letdown for the Broncos as they are now 0-4 to start the season.

After three consecutive losses at home, many would agree this team is due for a change. In fairness, there is a solid case to be made that Denver is much better than their record suggests.

Where Denver is right now, however, presents quite a dilemma for their head coach Vance Joseph – especially since his job status is currently unknown.

Here are some potential options for a new head coach for the Denver Broncos:

Kyle Shanahan

Sure, this man is on a different NFL team, but let’s not forget he ran a very successful offense during his time with the 49ers. Though the team failed to win a Super Bowl during Shanahan’s tenure, fans should still remember his solid play running an offense, and that fact he did so in the most NFL in the Bay Area.

Thinks Callahan, lines up on the fly, gets outrun by a defender & then stops…

— Ernest Owens (@TimCDitron) November 23, 2016

When Shanahan was coaching in Atlanta, his offense was head and shoulders above any other in the league – and if the Broncos do indeed bring in a few more offensive assistant coaches, he could easily swoop in and give them what the Broncos are currently lacking: a stable offense.

Jay Gruden

Though not much has been said about him, the Washington Redskins coach is also highly in-demand in the NFL after an outstanding first season with a Super Bowl contender. If this is the case, why not look towards a coach with continuity, who wouldn’t be nervous about the results the first week of the season?

Ahead of Denver, Washington is also 0-4 but are doing so by way of a high-powered offense – they’re averaging over 41 points per game, and they are coming off a rushing performance that ranks first in the NFL thus far.

Robert Griffin III

Though he was already waived from the Washington Redskins, RG3’s presence in Denver would be a welcomed one. There is a strong foundation for the Broncos to build off the success they had in 2013 and 2014, but the team failed to capitalize on a four-win campaign in 2015. If Denver wants to put the pieces together from their four-win 2014 season into a more balanced offense, bringing in a veteran quarterback like RG3 could be the answer.

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