It has been announced this evening by various sources that the Denver Broncos have hired former Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio as the team’s defensive coordinator. Denver head coach John Fox had to fill the position after losing Dennis Allen to the Oakland Raiders, who assumed the head coaching duties earlier this week.
Del Rio remained as the Jaguars head coach after 9 seasons despite posting a 68-71 overall regular season record and just one post-season win. In nine seasons, Del Rio did not lead the Jaguars to a division title.The Jaguars head coach was on one of the hottest hot seats heading into the 2011 season after being informed by team ownership that he needed to lead the team into post-season play.
The Jacksonville ownership changed this season, but Del Rio was unable to save his head coaching position.
The hiring of Jack Del Rio by the Denver Broncos reunites him with current Broncos head coach John Fox. Del Rio worked as the Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator in 2002 with John Fox before he was hired as the Jacksonville Jaguars head coach.