Jack Del Rio named new defensive coordinator of the Denver Broncos

Newly named defensive coordinator for the Denver Broncos, Jack Del Rio (Mandatory credit: Michael Hickey-US PRESSWIRE)

He may have been unemployed a bit longer than he wanted, but Jack Del Rio has found a new home in the Mile High City.

Former head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars Jack Del Rio has been named the new defensive coordinator for the Denver Broncos according to several sources.

Del Rio was fired as head coach of the Jaguars not long after they had been knocked out of any possibility of being in the postseason.  Speculation was that he would find employment as a defensive coach in some fashion.

Del Rio’s name was associated with the New Orleans Saints not long after Gregg Williams left the Saints to join the St. Louis Rams as their new defensive coordinator.  He was considered one of the possible candidates to replace Williams before Steve Spagnuolo took the job.

When former Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen was named the new head coach of the Oakland Raiders, the Broncos went with the only viable option left on the market with any experience which was Del Rio.

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Topics: Dennis Allen, Denver Broncos, Gregg Williams, Jack Del Rio, Jacksonville Jaguars, Oakland Raiders, St. Louis Rams, Steve Spagnuolo

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