With Denver Broncos head coach John Fox likely to miss several weeks while recovering from surgery to replace a heart valve, an interim coach needs to be named. So far, that has yet to happen.
However, Pro Football Talk is reporting that Fox and executive V.P. of football operations John Elway are presently working on making a decision. It had been previously reported that the interim coach will be named by tonight, but the Broncos brass are apparently in no rush. If not to tonight, the interim coach will likely be named by the team meeting tomorrow at 10:05 am ET.
The most likely candidate is defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio, who had been the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars for nine years before coming to Denver. Another candidate is running backs coach Eric Studesville, who served as Denver’s interim head coach before, after Josh McDaniels was fired during the 2010 season.
Before as decision can be made, Fox and Elway will need to communicate with other coaches and team captains. Also, contactual issues will need to be addressed, with the interim coach likely to make more money with the added responsibilities.