Broncos interim coach Jerry Rosburg hints that he won’t continue coaching after season

When Denver Broncos general manager George Paton called Jerry Rosburg earlier this season and asked him to join the team as an advisor to Nathaniel Hackett, Rosburg was working with the Next Gen Hyperbaric Company trying to “advance hyperbaric oxygen therapy for healing.”

A few months later, Rosburg was promoted to interim head coach after Hackett was fired. During his press conference on Wednesday, Rosburg indicated that he does not plan to continue coaching after this season.

“My father was a World War II veteran,” Rosburg said. “He was a ‘POW’ [prisoner of war] in European theater. He was much like some of our players when they leave the game. They need assistance. He needed assistance and there was none. Our VA [Veteran Affairs] has gotten better, but there is still a long way to go. There are many programs that are going on, just like we were doing with the NFL to try to help those that are involved in those kinds of situations. You all know what those are.

“Those things are deeply rooted in me. I want to help those people in some way I can. That’s what I was trying to do when I was away from football. When I am away from football again on Monday, I am going to pick that up and go back to work.”

Rosburg was asked during his follow-up press conference on Thursday if he’d be interested in remaining with the team in some capacity after the season, and the coach said he’s merely focused on Denver’s season finale on Sunday.

The Broncos are expected to begin interviews for their next head coach on Monday, and it seems that Rosburg is not contending for the job.

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