Barring a late change, Jerod Mayo will not be taking over as head coach of the Denver Broncos.
The New England Patriots inside linebackers coach is not among the finalists in Denver’s head-coaching search, according to a report Monday from NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport.
Those finalists, per Rapoport, are Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, Los Angeles Rams offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell and Green Bay Packers OC Nathaniel Hackett.
Mayo interviewed with the Broncos last Wednesday and “very much impressed” the Denver brass with his leadership qualities, per a report from 9News’ Mike Klis. The 35-year-old former linebacker remains in the mix for the Las Vegas Raiders’ head-coaching vacancy, for which he’ll interview on Tuesday.
The Raiders also plan to interview Patriots director of player personnel Dave Ziegler for their general manager opening and reportedly are considering Josh McDaniels as their next head coach, as well, though McDaniels has yet to receive a publicly reported interview request.
Mayo also is among the possible candidates to replace the ousted David Culley in Houston.
The Patriots’ 2021 season ended with a 47-17 loss to the Buffalo Bills in the wild-card round of the NFL playoffs.