Posted Wed Jan 19th by Monty
Jim Mora Jr., thought to be the heavy favorite to win the job, will not be the Denver Broncos‘ next defensive coordinator.
Jay Glazer of FOX Sports is reporting that Mora has decided to remove his name from both the Denver and Philadelphia job openings, saying they aren’t the “right fit right now.” Glazer reports that Mora would still like to coach but wanted to take another year off before returning.
Another name worth throwing out there: New York Jets defensive line coach Mark Carrier. Carrier, a former Pro Bowl safety, made the switch from defensive backs coach to defensive line coach in 2010, reportedly with designs of expanding his resume for a defensive coordinator job.
The Broncos will have to wait to interview Trgovac or Carrier (if they were interested) until after their respective teams play in conference championship games this week.
As Lindsay Jones of the Denver Post put it, one got the sense Mora was interviewing teams as much as teams were interviewing him. With national broadcast gigs at both NFL Network and FOX, Mora was at liberty to take his time, and that’s exactly what he’s doing. Fixing this defense will fall on someone else.