in january 2012, the broncos announced their new defensive coordinator, a former linebacker, who retired from playing in what year?
The 2012 Denver Broncos season was the franchise’s 43rd season in the National Football League, the 53rd overall and the second under head coach John Fox. The offseason was dominated by the signing of former Indianapolis Colts’ quarterback Peyton Manning on March 20, leading to the team trading incumbent quarterback Tim Tebow and a seventh-round selection to the New York Jets in exchange for two draft selections. While the Broncos did not have a first-round selection in the 2012 NFL draft, the team selected Derek Wolfe as the team’s first pick in the second round of the draft.
The Broncos switched their primary home jersey color from navy blue to orange. The orange jerseys that served as the team’s alternate colored jersey from 2002–2011 became the primary home jersey, while the navy blue jerseys that served as the team’s primary home jersey from 1997–2011 switched to alternate designation. The change was made due to overwhelming popularity with fans, who clamored for the team to return to wearing orange at home, which was the team’s predominant home jersey color from 1962–1996.