Broncos hire Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph as next head coach

Denver legend John Elway announces hiring on Twitter

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DENVER – The Denver Broncos have hired Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph to be their next head coach.

"It's official. Excited to announce Vance Joseph as head coach of the Denver Broncos!" Elway tweeted early Wednesday afternoon.

Joseph met with the Broncos for a second consecutive day of interviews on Wednesday.

A former University of Colorado quarterback, Joseph replaces Gary Kubiak, who retired last week because of health reasons.

Joseph impressed Elway in 2015 when Gary Kubiak got the job. He was on Elway's short list when Kubiak, 55, stepped down last week over health concerns after Denver (9-7) missed the playoffs a year after winning Super Bowl 50.

Joseph spent just one season as the defensive coordinator in Miami before getting his shot at becoming a head coach in the NFL.