Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio reacts during the first quarter in Super Bowl XLVIII against the Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Broncos sign Del Rio to two-year contract

The Denver Broncos look to be bringing back defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio for a couple more seasons. The Denver Post is reporting that Del Rio and the Broncos will finalize a two-year contract as early as Friday.

“Jack did a nice job with our defense,” said John Elway, the Broncos’ executive vice president of football operations. “We had a lot of injuries on that defensive side and Jack did a good job holding that side together. Even in the Super Bowl, our defense kept us in the game in the first half.”

Del Rio went 3-1 as the Broncos interim head coach this season when head coach John Fox needed heart valve replacement surgery during the bye week.

Under Del Rio, the Broncos defense improved throughout the season despite losing a number of key players players to injuries. The signing adds some much needed stability on the defensive side of the ball for Denver. During the 2006-12 seasons, the Broncos had a different defensive coordinator each year.

Del Rio was previously the head coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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