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Report: Vance Joseph reached out to Mike McCoy to be his offensive coordinator

If Vance Joseph is hired as the Denver Broncos head coach, he plans to tap Mike McCoy as is offensive coordinator.

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According to Alex Marvez of Sporting News, Denver Broncos head coaching candidate Vance Joseph has reached out to former San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy as his offensive coordinator.

If true, it would mean a return to the position McCoy held under John Fox during the Kyle Orton and Tim Tebow era. He also helped form the offense Peyton Manning ran in 2012 before leaving to take the Chargers job.

As for Joseph, he is clearly the leading candidate for the Broncos job. It appears the Kyle Shanahan option has lost some steam, perhaps due to the rift between John Elway and Mike Shanahan.

Wade Phillips also looks to be on his way out as Elway cleans house despite the defense being the teams only reason for winning nine games in 2016. That means current Broncos defensive backs coach, Joe Woods, would be his replacement.

UPDATE - 9:04 am: Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk suggested that the defensive coordinator position is still fluid as the team would like to keep Phillips on.

The Broncos ultimately want someone who will keep the defense intact and fix the offense. The reported intent to bring former Broncos offensive coordinator and Chargers coach Mike McCoy back to Denver may address the latter point. As to the former, one source with knowledge of the source recently took issue with the notion that Joseph automatically would move on from defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, promoting current Broncos defensive backs coach Joe Woods into the job. Phillips remains on the radar screen in Denver, and the desire for continuity applies across the board.

Given this latest rumor, who would you like to see as the next head coach of the Denver Broncos?