According to ESPN’s NFL insider Field Yates, the Denver Broncos have decided to let interim head coach Jerry Rosburg go. He served as the team’s interim head coach for the final two games of the season when they fired Nathaniel Hackett after their embarrassing loss to the Los Angeles Rams over Christmas.
While the Broncos are still looking for a head coach, interim head coach Jerry Rosburg has been fired and will not be on the coaching staff in the future, according to the source.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) January 25, 2023
It recently emerged that Rosburg has expressed interest in the vacant Broncos head coaching job. The report stated that he had a year-end meeting with the team and that they appreciated the plan he outlined and would consider it moving forward. However. the interest was clearly one-sided as the Broncos never officially interviewed Rosburg for the position. It has become even clearer now that they have informed him that he is no longer on the coaching staff moving forward.
As we know, Rosburg has been named assistant match manager for former head coach, Nathaniel Hackett. He was struggling with game management and time management and Rosburg was hired to help clean that up. He held that position until Hackett was eventually fired and offered the interim job after defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero turned down the role.
In those two games under Rosburg, he made the Broncos play much better and nearly beat the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead. It defeated the Los Angeles Chargers, a playoff team, in the season finale. However, it looks like Rosburg wasn’t part of the new coaching staff’s plan and they decided to move on.
I think this report indicates that the Broncos narrowed down their finalists and none of those candidates wanted Rosburg on their team. Fans and some media had hoped that he would be considered for the head coaching job (which never seemed likely) or at least stick around as a special teams coordinator or as a consultant. However, that’s not going to happen and we hope more capable coaches will join the Broncos coaching staff in the near future.
NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport tweeted that Rosburg’s termination was just a procedural decision and that the veteran coach is well regarded by the team and could be back with new staff.
#Broncos Interim coach and special assistant Jerry Rosburg was part of termination proceedings with an expiring contract, but my understanding is that he is well regarded and could be back with Denver with new leadership.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 25, 2023
This report comes after a precedent stated that Rosburg would no longer be on staff in the future. Now Rapoport is keeping that door open, but as a staff member, not as a head coach.
The media can’t even agree on the Jerry Rosburg news so who knows what the truth is? So, for now, Rosburg is not on the Broncos coaching staff, but may or may not become one in the future.