With the Denver Broncos playing out a lost season and entering Week 14 with just three wins, there has been talk that head coach Vance Joseph is in danger of being fired after one year on the job. Coaches in the NFL are rarely ever fired after their first season with a team, and there’s reason to believe Joseph won’t be, either.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that John Elway and the Broncos’ front office are aware that they put Joseph in a bad situation and think very highly of him.

“John Elway and the Denver Broncos want very badly to make this work,” Rapoport said. “They know the quarterback situation is terrible. They know what they handed Vance Joseph offensively. They are very aware of that. He has a very strong relationship with Elway and with (Broncos president) Joe Ellis.”