Jack Del Rio has served as Broncos defensive coordinator for the last two years. He’s now under contract for two more.
According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, Del Rio has signed a two-year deal to remain with the team.
Most didn’t realize that Del Rio’s deal was expiring, and it would be too late for him to take a job as a defensive coordinator elsewhere, since every other NFL team has one. For the Broncos, it’s good that he’s staying; before Del Rio arrived, the Broncos had a different defensive coordinator every season from 2006 through 2011.
“Jack did a nice job with our defense,” Broncos executive V.P. of football operations John Elway said. “We had a lot of injuries on that defensive side and Jack did a good job holding that side together. Even in the Super Bowl, our defense kept us in the game in the first half.”
Elway is right. Of the first 29 points scored by the Seahawks, only six came via drives not set up by a miscue. If the offense had found a way to do anything other than turn the ball over or send it whizzing past Peyton Manning’s head, the game wouldn’t have been a blowout.