Vance Joseph could be out as the head coach of the Denver Broncos after only one season.
According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, Joseph “faces increasingly longer odds at being retained and returning for his second season in Denver.”
The Broncos, who are 5-10 entering Sunday’s season finale against the Kansas City Chiefs, still have not made a final decision on Joseph, Schefter reports.
Stability and consistency at quarterback were among the primary issues for the Broncos this season, as Trevor Siemian, Paxton Lynch and Brock Osweiler all started games. The Broncos’ eight-game losing streak from Oct. 15-Dec. 3 was their longest since 1967; six of those losses were by double digits and four by at least 20 points.
If the Broncos do decide to cut ties with Joseph, he would become the first non-interim coach in franchise history to last only one season. Firing Joseph would lead to general manager John Elway conducting his fourth head coach search in his seven seasons on the job.
Elway hired Joseph a year ago to replaced Gary Kubiak, who stepped away from coaching because of health concerns.