Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph looks on during the season finale against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, December 31 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. (Photo: Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
The speculation ends. Vance Joseph is returning as the head coach of the Denver Broncos in 2018.
Joseph is coming back for a second season in spite of the Broncos' 5-11 record in 2017. It was their worst mark since going 4-12 in 2007.
After starting the year 3-1, the Broncos went 2-10 in their final 11 games and endured an eight-game losing streak, their longest since the late 1960s.
Broncos President of Football Operations/GM John Elway had a meeting with Joseph on Monday morning and informed the coach he would be back next year. Elway tweeted that they discussed their "plan to attack this offseason and get better as a team."
There will likely be changes to his coaching staff.
Check back for additional updates on this breaking story.
***UPDATED Jan. 1 at 5:40 p.m. MST - The Broncos have fired assistant defensive backs coach Johnnie Lynn.
***UPDATED Jan. 1 at 2:42 p.m. MST - The Broncos have fired OLB coach Fred Pagac.
***UPDATED Jan. 1 at 2:03 p.m. MST - The Broncos have fired assistant head coach/running backs coach Eric Studesville.
***UPDATED Jan. 1 at 1:44 p.m. MST - The Broncos have fired special teams coordinator Brock Olivo and wide receivers coach Tyke Tolbert.
***UPDATED Jan. 1 at 1:25 p.m. MST - The Broncos have fired offensive line coach Jeff Davidson.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMONDAY, JAN. 1, 2018
BRONCOS PART WAYS WITH SIX ASSISTANT COACHES
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos have relieved six assistant coaches of their duties, it was announced on Monday.
The team has parted ways with the following assistant coaches:
Jeff Davidson Offensive Line
Johnnie Lynn Assistant Defensive Backs
Brock Olivo Special Teams Coordinator
Fred Pagac Outside Linebackers
Eric Studesville Assistant Head Coach/Running Backs
Tyke Tolbert Wide Receivers