Defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio has signed a new two-year contract with the Denver Broncos, extending his stay at Sports Authority Field at Mile High until 2016, reports ESPN.
The 50-year-old had been linked with a move away from the Colorado franchise at the end of his contract with the Super Bowl finalists, having interviewed for the USC head-coaching job during the Broncos' bye week.
However, Broncos owner Pat Bowlen has made his first significant move towards the 2014 season by securing the future of Del Rio, who will continue to support John Fox's coaching team next campaign.
Del Rio actually served as the Broncos interim head coach for a period of four games in 2013, covering for Fox when he underwent open-heart surgery.
His 3-1 record further enhanced his reputation as an astute tactician, masterminding two victories against the Kansas City Chiefs and one against the San Diego Chargers.