Broncos request interview with DeMeco Ryans

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Though the Broncos have a clear need to retool their offense under their next head coach, they’re apparently loading up on candidates with a defensive background.

According to multiple reports, the Broncos have requested permission to interview 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans.

In his second year as defensive coordinator and sixth season on Kyle Shanahan’s staff with San Francisco, Ryans guided the league’s top defense in 2022. The 49ers finished No. 1 in points allowed and No. 1 in yards allowed and have the frontrunner for defensive player of the year in defensive end Nick Bosa.

Ryans is expected to generate plenty of interest on the head coaching carousel.

The Broncos also reportedly plan to interview Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris, Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, and their own current defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero.

Sean Payton and Jim Harbaugh are also expected to interview with the team.

5 responses to “Broncos request interview with DeMeco Ryans

  1. Dan Quinn, Raheem Morris are re-treads.

    Why isn’t anyone mentioning Lou Anarumo, Bengals D Coordinator. Shutdown Mahomes in the second half in three different games. Only one Pro-Bowler on the squad, Hendrickson, and one second team, Bates.

  2. Man, DeMeco deserves better than the mess that is Denver (or the Rams for that matter). As much as I’d hate to see the Niners play him twice a year, the Cardinals would be a much better fit in terms of talent and draft picks, but who knows if they want to go with another unproven head coach again.

  3. I can’t see Demeco choosing the Broncos when he’ll have his pick of teams who don’t mind hiring a defensive guy.

  4. I’m sure Ryans is a fine coach, but apparently, we haven’t learned anything from watching all these teams hire Patriots’ assistants, and then fire them for failure a short time later. Seriously, it happened time and time again. Now that Tom Brady is gone, nobody wants to hire Patriots assistants. But now the 49ers have by far the most talented defense. So the Jets hire Robert Saleh. They’re struggling, as the 49ers defense that he left seems to have improved. Did we learn anything from watching the Patriots and the Jets? Lol. Nope.

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