According to Albert Breer, former Falcons defensive coordinator and interim head coach Raheem Morris will interview for the Broncos and Colts head coach positions.
Source: The Broncos will interview Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris next Tuesday, Jan. 17. He'll also interview with Colts, timing on that TBD.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) January 10, 2023
Somehow, Morris has consistently been passed over. He’s one of the more experienced coaches in the league. The former Buccaneers head coach has spent time on both sides of the ball as an assistant, coaching in two Super Bowls, winning one with the Rams last season as LA’s defensive coordinator.
Over three seasons with Tampa Bay, Morris didn’t have the most impressive overall record but did lead them to a 10-6 finish in 2010 and a 4-2 start in 2011, ranking as one of the best 22-game stretches in franchise history prior to Tom Brady’s arrival. He was interviewed last offseason by the Vikings but ended up being passed over for his former associate Kevin O’Connell.
The Broncos have requested to interview Dan Quinn for the second straight season, and Morris will join the crop of candidates vying for the Denver job, which is an attractive opportunity. Despite Russell Wilson’s horrid 2022 campaign, he’s still one of the better quarterbacks in the league, and the defense is littered with All-Pro talent.
I’m of the opinion the Broncos should pursue someone with more of an offensive background, but Sean McVay said it best about the former Falcons coach.
“It’s a reflection of how far we have to go, because he’s one of the best coaches in the world, and the fact that he isn’t a head coach is a crime,” McVay stated via Greg Beacham of the Associated Press.
Raheem Morris is a hell of a coach; I hope he eventually gets another shot to lead a football team at the professional level because he deserves it.