Del Rio to be the Broncos D- Coordinator

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Source: Broncos hire Jack Del Rio




The Denver Broncos have hired former Jacksonville Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio has their new defensive coordinator, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.







Del Rio replaces Dennis Allen, who took the Oakland Raiders' head coaching position.

Del Rio left Jacksonville with a 69-73 record, including 1-2 in two playoffs appearances. The Jaguars didn't win the AFC South in any of his nine seasons.

Previous Jaguars owner Wayne Weaver gave Del Rio a four-year extension worth $21 million after Jacksonville won a playoff game following the 2007 season. The team stumbled to a 5-11 finish the following season, and Weaver overhauled the roster but decided to keep Del Rio.

Del Rio takes over for Allen who, in his first season as coordinator in Denver, helped the Broncos improve from allowing a league-worst 29.4 points and 390.8 yards per game to ranking 20th in yards (357.8) and 24th in points (24.4) this season on the way to an AFC West title.