Around this time every year, lists become to come out of potential head coaching candidates. This year, Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero has made the list of NFL Insider Tom Pelissero.

As the Broncos prepare to host the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday, the 41-year-old was asked by the local media if he wants to become a head coach someday.

“Most coaches that come into the profession aspire to achieve that.” Evero continued, “It’s definitely very flattering and a great honor, but at the end of the day I’m not worried about that. My feet are on the ground. I’m worried about trying to beat the Raiders. All the success we’ve had is by no means is just on me. We’ve got a lot of great players, great coaches, great assistant coaches. It’s a team effort. I’ve said from Day 1, this is not my defense. This is our defense. We’re doing this together.”

Listed as a candidate for the upcoming coaching cycle, Pelissero wrote, “This is still just Evero’s first year as an NFL coordinator, but he doesn’t get rattled and has shown a knack for adjusting on game day.”

As a first-time defensive coordinator in the NFL, Evero is the leader of the No.1 ranked scoring defense in league allowing just 16.6 points per game. Denver’s defense also ranks first in passing yards and touchdowns allowed.

Coaching in all three phases of the game – offense, defense, and special teams – Evero has learned a unique blend of different coaching techniques and perspectives during his 15 years in the NFL.

History of Evero

Born in Colchester, London, Evero grew up in Rancho Cucamonga, California where he eventually played safety at UC-Davis. Evero went undrafted, but signed with the Raiders in 2004. After just a few months, Evero was released and began his coaching career the following year.

In 2007, Evero found his way back into the NFL as a defensive quality control coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After three years, Evero went back to the college scene and worked at the University of Redlands as the special teams coordinator and safeties coach.

From 2011-2015, Evero would make the jump back to the NFL where he was an assistant coach for the San Francisco 49ers. Evero would work under head coach Jim Harbaugh and Jim Tomsula. While working in San Francisco, Evero was able to learn from legendary defensive …read more



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