As the only AFC West team not in the mix for a playoff spot, the Denver Broncos season hasn’t exactly gone as planned.
Following a 2-0 start, the Broncos have gone 1-9 and haven’t won a game since Week 4. Still, general manager and president of football operations John Elway won’t make any knee-jerk reactions when it comes to the status of Vance Joseph and his coaching staff.
They’re safe, for now.
“We’re going to finish the season out and, you know, obviously we know the expectations of the Denver Broncos,” Elway said on Orange and Blue 760, per the Denver Post. “And this has been a tough year. It’s not what the Broncos are about. I’m embarrassed about it, the fact that this has happened, and will do my part to hopefully get this thing turned around next year, and the expectations of Broncos fans should be for us to get this turned around. That is fair. But before we get that done, we’re going to take pride in what we do and finish this season as strong as we possibly can.”
There have been three different starting quarterbacks through this tumultuous season in Denver, though injuries and poor play has handcuffed the offense from finding any longevity under center. Trevor Siemian is currently the starting quarterback, and he just threw three interceptions to zero touchdowns in an ugly 35-9 loss to the Miami Dolphins.
A franchise that has been carried by its juggernaut defense over recent years hasn’t looked the part, either — the unit has given up more than four touchdowns in four of the last six games, while the 26.2 points allowed per game ranks No. 31 in the league entering Week 14.