Broncos interview Jerod Maio for the position of head coach

One of the candidates the Denver Broncos are planning to interview for their head-coaching vacancy is New England Patriots linebackers coach Jerod Mayo.

The Denver Broncos have started their search for Vic Fangio’s replacement as head coach. New England Patriots linebackers coach Jerod Maio is one of the potential candidates.

Mayo has spent the last three seasons on Bill Belichick’s staff. He played for Belichick between 2008 and 2015, winning two trips to Super Bowls and being part the 2014 Super Bowl-winning team. Mayo, 35 years old, projects himself as an NFL head coach in the future. However that could be a year away. This interview may be about collecting information on New England.

Josh McDaniels was the train wreck that caused the Broncos to hire a Belichick disciple the last time they did so.

Broncos will interview Patriots LB coach Jerod Maio for a head-coaching position

Look. Although this is not a condemnation of Mayo as a potential head-coaching candidate for the future, the 2022 Broncos may not be the right place and time for him to make that leap. Denver is undoubtedly the best of all six head-coaching positions and the Broncos might be able to get the best candidate. Mayo could be the next star defensive mind, but we all remember how the Vic Fangio era worked.

Denver needs to find an offensive head to solve the most fundamental problem in the organization’s history: Quarterback play. Denver’s last two head-coaching hires were on the defensive side of the ball and ended terribly. Mayo could be the next great coach, but he’s far too new to manage a struggling Broncos club.

Positively, Mayo being considered for the Denver job is a testament to George Paton’s views of Mayo as a coach and what Mayo accomplished in his second career with New England.