ARLINGTON - As the Dallas Cowboys prepped to play host to the San Francisco 49ers in Sunday's playoff game - and as defensive coordinator Dan Quinn prepped to win that game and pave the way for his future to a return as an NFL head coach - the buzz would not go away. "Dan Quinn is the hottest name in coaching. This is now a fact.
It's a little different for the Broncos should the team be put up for sale -- and signs point that way. A legal source familiar with the Broncos' ownership transition told 9NEWS that should the team be sold, it would likely be through an auction process. Because the Broncos' franchise and its entities are placed in a trust -- in this case the Patrick D. Bowlen Trust -- the trustees have a fiduciary duty to the beneficiaries to get the highest possible price, pending NFL approval.
Regardless of whether they hire his coach, the Denver Broncos could pursue Dallas Cowboys linebacker Leighton Vander Esch, a pending free agent, later this offseason. Pro Football Network's Ben Rolfe named Denver as a landing spot for the former Pro Bowler and second-team All-Pro, citing the team's bare-bones situation at inside linebacker. "Kenny Young, Micah Kiser, Josey Jewell, and Alexander Johnson are all set to be free agents this offseason," Rolfe wrote.