The Denver Broncos have not granted permission to the Minnesota Vikings to interview defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero for the same position, Sports Illustrated reported Saturday.
The same report said Evero has spoken to new Broncos head coach Sean Payton about remaining in Denver, but he is not the only candidate for the position.
Evero, 42, is still under contract with the Broncos.
In his first season as the Denver DC in 2022, the team finished 14th in the league in scoring defense (21.1 points per game) and seventh in total defense (320.0 yards per game).
Before joining the Broncos under former head coach Nathaniel Hackett, Evero was an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Rams (2017-21), Green Bay Packers (2016) and San Francisco 49ers (2011-15).
Evero is also the "top target" for the Rams' defensive coordinator position if current DC Raheem Morris lands the Indianapolis Colts' head coaching job, according to SI.
--Field Level Media