Hold on. Everybody let John Elway sleep on it before handing Vance Joseph his pink slip. And there may not be a change in the Denver Broncos’ head coaching position. An ESPN report Sunday morning got Broncoland buzzing before the game against the Kansas City Chiefs. The report said Joseph “faces increasingly long odds at being retained and returning for his second season in Denver.’’ However, a source close to Elway told 9NEWS that the Denver Broncos’ general manager wants to sleep on his decision before meeting with Joseph on Monday morning. Elway had not made his decision as of Sunday night, the source said. He will not attend the Rose Bowl on Monday to personally watch Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield. One more thing: Don’t be surprised if Joseph returns for his second season. “We’ll see but I want to be here,’’ Joseph said during his press conference following the Broncos’ 27-24 loss to the Chiefs on a 17-degree Sunday afternoon at eventually-to-be-renamed Sports Authority Field at Mile High. “It’s a football team that’s close. We have to make some adjustments in some places, but our football team all year has not stopped working. That was fun to see, even tonight. It’s been a hard year, but everyone kept fighting. I want to be here to fix it.’’ He may get his wish, although clearly Elway has agonized on this decision. What has been most disturbing about the Broncos’ season is -- well, let’s not overlook the obvious. It’s the 5-11 record. This was the Broncos’ first losing team since Elway took charge of the team’s football operations in 2011. In his first five years, Elway’s Broncos won five AFC West titles, two AFC Conference championships, and a Super Bowl title. A 5-11 record doesn’t fly with Elway.
Vance Joseph: I want to be here to fix it
NBC News 9 Colorado | Jan 1