Coming off a disappointing 5-11 season, John Elway and the Denver Broncos came very close to parting ways with Vance Joseph at the conclusion of the 2017 season. However, rather than risking a fourth different coaching staff in five seasons, Elway gave Joseph another chance.
And it’s a better chance all things considered. Elway first improved the quarterback position immeasurably by signing veteran Case Keenum. He then drafted pretty well in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Given all that, Joseph should be on the hot seat to start this season. If the Broncos come out lackluster and start losing some games, the wheels on Joseph’s reign as head coach of the Denver Broncos will come right off.
As it stands, Joseph has the third highest odds of being the first NFL coach to lose his job in 2018 according to Oddshark.
Opening odds to be the first NFL head coach fired (@betway):— OddsShark (@OddsShark) June 19, 2018
Hue Jackson +350
Adam Gase +750
Marvin Lewis +1000
Vance Joseph +1000
Dirk Koetter +1200
Jay Gruden +1200
Todd Bowles +1600
Bill O'Brien +2000
Jason Garrett +2500
John Harbaugh +2800
Jon Gruden +2800
Pete Carroll +2800
However, the best part of this tweet is that the Oakland Raiders just gave Jon Gruden a 10-year, $100 million contract and he is already on the list with the 10th highest odds of being the first head coach to lose his job this year.
So yes, Broncos Country, things could always be worse!