The Broncos have fallen to 6-8 after back-to-back losses in Weeks 14 and 15.
The most recent loss to the Browns could be a cause of concern for coach Vance Joseph — especially after a report surfaced from the Colorado Springs Gazette which said general manager John Elway met with former Denver coach Mike Shanahan last offseason to discuss the possibility of him replacing Joseph.
But, the second-year coach is choosing to focus on the team’s upcoming game instead.
“I’ve spoken to John, that’s a private conversation,” Joseph said Monday, via NFL.com. “That’s the least of my worries is the article … That’s not my concern … What’s being written, being said, that’s not my concern.”
The Broncos finished 2017 with a 5-11 record and missed the playoffs for a second straight season. It was their first losing season since 2010 when Denver finished 4-12. This year, they have also been eliminated from the playoffs but could finish .500 with a win in Oakland and an upset victory over the Chargers.
“We’ve got young guys playing at a high level because of our coaches and our players each week they’ve battled,” Joseph said. “… So that’s more of my focus and concern, not my future. My ultimate focus is really (the) Oakland Raiders next Monday night so that’s where my head is right now.”