ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The Broncos introduced Vance Joseph as the 16th coach in franchise history at a news conference Thursday at the team's Dove Valley headquarters.
Joseph, the former defensive coordinator of the Miami Dolphins, was hired Wednesday, one day after interviewing for nearly four hours and having dinner with team officials, including Broncos general manager John Elway, at Elway's steakhouse in Cherry Creek later in the evening.
Joseph, 44, was scheduled to fly to California on Wednesday morning for interviews with the San Diego Chargers and San Francisco 49ers. Instead, he returned to the Broncos' facility where he was offered the job by Elway.
"Wow. I'm excited and also proud and humbled to the Broncos' next head coach," Joseph said in his first remarks. "It's a football team that is not broken."
Joseph repeatedly said taking over will be a "reboot" and not a "rebuild."
"As far as the players here, my philosophy is just come to work, just come to work," he said.
Joseph said he wants "an offense with swagger. I want an offense attacking. I want it uptempo," adding that there will be an open competition in the offseason between Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch to be the starting quarterback.
Joseph did not commit to keeping anyone from the previous coaching staff with him, including defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, whose contract expires and is free to join any other team.
Elway said he believes Joseph will have a good feel for what he wants defensively, "having been on the defensive side."
The Dolphins struggled statistically on defense this season, but went 10-6 and made the playoffs for the first time since 2008.
"There's only one stat that counts and that's how many games you win," Elway said.AlertMe