clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Report: Broncos' defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio close to deal with RaidersReport

New, comments

According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, Jack Del Rio is closing in on a deal to make him the head coach of the Oakland Raiders.

Jack Del Rio could go from friend to foe in 2015; the Broncos' defensive coordinator is closing in on a deal with divisional rival Oakland Raiders.
Jack Del Rio could go from friend to foe in 2015; the Broncos' defensive coordinator is closing in on a deal with divisional rival Oakland Raiders.
Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

According to a report by Chris Mortensen of ESPN, Jack Del Rio and the Oakland Raiders are extremely close to a deal that would make Jack Del Rio the head coach in Oakland.

As Mortensen tweets, Del Rio could be announced as the Raiders' new head coach today. Del Rio, who had his second interview with the Raiders yesterday, has been the Broncos' defensive coordinator since 2012.

In his last head coaching gig, Del Rio spent eight years as the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, occupying the position for a record-long eight years without a division title. In addition to his jobs with the Broncos and Jaguars, Del Rio has spent time in various positions with the Panthers, Ravens, and Saints.

It was already assumed that Del Rio was not close in the running for the head coaching job in Denver, despite filling in for John Fox during a medical leave in 2013. This deal would make that notion official, and would instead mean that the Broncos would face Del Rio twice in 2015.