The Denver Broncos announced their replacement for head coach John Fox, who will miss up to six weeks as he recovers from a heart valve replacement that is set for Tuesday, and it was the man that was favored to take over the duties all along.
On Monday morning, the team announced that defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio would be serving as the interim head coach.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter passed along the news.
Del Rio has plenty of head coaching experience from his time with the Jacksonville Jaguars, but it will be interesting to see how he handles his extra duties.
The Broncos defense has been struggling this season, which could cause concern since Del Rio’s full attention will no longer be on improving the unit as a whole. Instead, he will be working with the entire team and that will take away from the focus he would have if he was spending all of his time working with the defense.
We will see how it all plays out, but the Broncos appear confident it will work.