Denver Broncos to Interview Jim Caldwell for HC Vacancy

The Denver Broncos are looking beyond just current NFL and college prospects in their pursuit of a new head coach. NFL insider Josina Anderson reports the team will interview former Detroit Lions and Indianapolis Colts head coach Jim Caldwell Wednesday. Caldwell last worked in the NFL as the assistant head coach/quarterbacks coach of the Miami Dolphins in 2019. He served in a similar role for the Colts from 2002 to 2008 under Tony Dungy before taking over head coaching duties from 2009 to 2011. It was one of the most fruitful periods in franchise history: the Colts won two conference championships, one Super Bowl, and won 12 or more games for an incredible seven straight seasons.

Caldwell was fired from the Colts after a disastrous 2-14 2011 season in which starting quarterback Peyton Manning unexpectedly missed 16 games with a lingering neck injury. After two years as offensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens, he earned another head coaching opportunity with the Detroit Lions. He led the team to three winning seasons in four years and their only two playoff appearances since 2012.

Caldwell is a very accomplished and inexplicably underrated head coach who sports a surprisingly decent .554 winning percentage over his seven seasons. He could be a stabilizing presence for the Broncos as they attempt to climb back to respectability after a nightmarish 5-12 2022 season in which they ranked dead last in scoring. 
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