One day after interviewing Vance Joseph, the Broncos announced
that they agreed on a contract, bringing a quick end to a search that began with Gary Kubiak's retirement from coaching, which he announced to the team on Jan. 1 after the season-ending win over Oakland.
Joseph, who served as Miami's defensive coordinator last season, was the third candidate interviewed by the Broncos, following Kansas City defensive coordinator Dave Toub and Atlanta offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan -- but ended up being the right fit in part because of his leadership skills.
"He brings a leadership quality that you really love about him," said Miami head coach Adam Gase. "He has such a great personality and such a strong personality -- that alpha-type personality where he demands a lot from players and they give him everything he has."
Joseph's resume includes six seasons on the 49ers' staff working with the team's secondary, followed by three seasons in Houston as defensive backs coach under Kubiak before a two-season stint with the Bengals from 2014-15.