After an exhausting first round of interviews, comprised of 10 candidates, nine flights and seven different cities, the Denver Broncos have narrowed down their head coach search to the final three.

Here are the latest updates as George Paton narrows in on hiring his first head coach as general manager of the Broncos.

You can find the initial developments on the head coaching search here and the first-round of interview developments here.

Most recent updates

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

  • The Bears will hold a second interview with Dan Quinn on Thursday in Chicago. The Broncos are supposed to have a second interview with the Cowboys’ defensive coordinator later in the week.
  • The Broncos officially announced they hosted Nathaniel Hackett for a second interview on Monday in Colorado. The team stated the Packers’ offensive coordinator “spent several hours” at the UCHealth Training Center, meeting with George Paton and “several” team executives.

Monday, January 24, 2022

  • Nathaniel Hackett was in Denver for over nine hours on Monday as he had his second interview with the Broncos. The Packers’ offensive coordinator landed before noon and returned to Green Bay at 8:56pm MST.
  • Nathaniel Hackett is in Denver for his second interview with the Broncos on Monday.
  • Dan Quinn will travel to Denver this week for a second interview.
  • Denver has narrowed down their search to three final candidates. The finalists are Dan Quinn, Kevin O’Connell and Nathaniel Hackett. Quinn and Hackett are available to interview and hire this week, however, the Broncos will have to wait until next week to interview O’Connell since the Rams are still in the playoffs. If Paton wants to interview the Rams’ offensive coordinator again, the search will be delayed at least one more week.

Sunday, January 23, 2022

  • The Broncos have narrowed their coaching search down to a “few” candidates. Denver began notifying candidates who will not be finalists. By narrowing down the search instead of making an offer, expect the Broncos to have a second round of interviews this week before making a final decision.


Initial candidate list


Zac Stevens was born and raised in Denver, went to the University of Denver and now covers the Denver Broncos. After graduating Summa Cum Laude from DU in 2014, Zac worked for the Cleveland Browns as a remote scout. He then jumped straight into the journalism industry at the beginning of 2016 covering the reigning world-champion Broncos and joined DNVR soon after. Catch him on Twitter @ZacStevensDNVR and daily on the DNVR Broncos podcast as the co-host.