NFL: Vail snow and more jobs report today
Posted On July 11, 2021
Vail, CO — (AP) The Denver Broncos announced Tuesday that they have hired head coach and defensive coordinator Randy Edsall, as well as defensive backs coach Mike Williams and defensive backs assistant Jim Sperry as the team looks to rebuild for a season that will be defined by its first playoff appearance since 1998.
The Broncos will begin a three-game road trip Tuesday with a home game against the Oakland Raiders.
They open a four-game series against the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday.
The hiring of Edsalls, 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio and defensive players coach Mike Johnson comes after a tumultuous offseason that saw the team trade for free agents Von Miller, Brandon Browner and Brandon Brown, then sign defensive end Aaron Lynch and defensive end Ryan Clady.
The 49ers were also reportedly in talks with Denver about the head coaching vacancy.
Edsalsons father, Steve Edsalling, has been the Broncos’ head coach since 1997 and led the team to an AFC West title in 2003.
Edsall is one of the most respected coaches in the NFL.
He was the linebackers coach for the San Diego Chargers and Seattle Seahawks and coached linebackers in the 1990s with the Denver Broncos.
He has a reputation as a hard-nosed coach and had a winning record with the San Antonio Spurs during his tenure.
He has a history of coaching in the AFC West, including a win over the New York Jets in Super Bowl XXXIX in 2004.