DENVER, Colo. (KKTV) - Vance Joseph is out as the head coach of the Denver Broncos.
The team announced that General Manager John Elway "relieved (Joseph) of his duties" Monday morning. Joseph just completed his second season with the team, ending with a 6-10 record. It's the second straight losing season for the Broncos.
“I spoke with Vance this morning and thanked him for all of his hard work as our head coach. Although we decided to make this change, I believe Vance is a good football coach who has a bright future in this league," Elway said in a news release.
This comes after the Los Angeles Chargers beat the Broncos 23-9 Sunday.
Despite several players encouraging general manager John Elway to keep Joseph for a third season, a search is now underway for a new head coach. That person will be the fourth to hold the position in the last six seasons.
“Vance made a lot of strides and deserves credit for how hard and competitively the team played this season. There’s always going to be a high standard here—The bottom line is we need to win more football games," Elway said. "We’re excited about the foundation that’s being built and look forward to putting in the work to get the Broncos back on the winning track.”