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Report: Vance Joseph will be out as head coach after season

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Per Mike Florio, the Denver Broncos plan to fire head coach Vance Joseph at the end the season.

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In what will be welcome news to most Denver Broncos fans, a league source has let Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk know that John Elway intends to fire head coach Vance Joseph at the end of the season.

Vance Joseph’s tenure as the head coach is expected to end after only two years, per a league source.

This report comes on the heels of another in which Elway tried to replace Joseph last year with Mike Shanahan. A scheme that was blocked by Broncos CEO & President, Joe Ellis, and led to Elway sleeping on it making the decision to stick with Joseph for another year.

With just one more loss, the Broncos will finish with their first back-to-back losing season in over 40 years and Elway isn’t going to let that stand. Florio noted that there is always a chance Elway might changed his mind again, but as a fan I’m 100% certain Elway won’t be changing his mind here. It would be ludicrous to keep things stale during the worst stretch this franchise has had since 1971.

There is reason for optimism as the Broncos won just 12 games between 2009-2010 and emerged with five-straight playoff runs and two Super Bowl appearances. With just 11 wins in the last two seasons, the Broncos are again facing major changes that will apparently begin with Vance Joseph’s ouster as head coach.

But first, Denver has two more games to play.

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