On Wednesday, many were surprised to find out that Matt Patricia interviewed with the Broncos for their open defensive coordinator job. In that report, Patricia was described as a “top candidate.”
However, just 12 hours later the Broncos are going in a different direction. As first reported by Fox’s Peter Schrager on Thursday morning, the Broncos are hiring their former head coach Vance Joseph for the job. Joseph has previously also been described as a top candidate, along with former New York Jets head coach and current ESPN commentator Rex Ryan.