The Denver Broncos fired Josh McDaniels on Monday after two seasons of disappointment and controversy; who will be the next head coach of this famous organization?

The head coaching crop could be deep this year, especially with certain coaches coming out from the broadcast set along with veteran coaches looking for other opportunities.

Here is my list of the top possible candidates the Broncos should consider.

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Jason Garrett

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 21:  Head coach Jason Garrett of the Dallas Cowboys leads his team against the Detroit Lions late in the fourth quarter at Cowboys Stadium on November 21, 2010 in Arlington, Texas.  The Cowboys beat the Lions 35-19.  (Photo by Tom
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The possibility of Jason Garrett going to the Broncos seems unlikely. However, suppose Jerry Jones is interested in going after a big name coach.

Garrett could easily become the number one target for the Broncos. Not only is he an offensive genius, but unlike Josh McDaniels he seems to have the qualities of being a head coach.

In his " tryout" with the Cowboys thus far, Garrett has earned respect from his veteran team due to his ability to work the team hard week in and week out.

It is unlikely that this move happens, but if available Garrett will be a big target for Denver.

Marty Schottenheimer

SAN DIEGO - JANUARY 14:  Head coach Marty Schottenheimer of the San Diego Chargers reacts during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game against the New England Patriots held on January 14, 2007 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Lisa Blumen
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Another interesting candidate to keep an eye out for is Marty Schottenheimer.

 Schottenheimer has been rumored to be interested in returning to coaching the last few years. Only a few seasons ago did he lead the Chargers to the top seed in the AFC before falling out with management.

Bringing in a head coach with plenty of experience may be what this Broncos organization needs.

Brian Billick

SEATTLE - DECEMBER 23: Brian Billick of the Baltimore Ravens calls the play during the game against the Seattle Seahawks at Qwest Field on December 23, 2007 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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Brian Billick is another veteran coach who has been rumored to be interesting in getting back within the business.

Just like Schottenheimer, Billick has made multiple playoff appearances while with the Ravens and could be another veteran option for the Broncos.

Leslie Frazier

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 05: Head coach of the Minnesota Vikings, Leslie Frazier looks on from the sideline against the Buffalo Bills at the Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on December 5, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo
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Lezlie Frazier is 2-0 in his tryout with the Vikings thus far. I have a feeling that the Vikings may go in another direction as head coach, leaving Frazier available for hire.

Frazier could be another guy the Broncos are interested in. He is young, brings energy and respect within the locker room, and his ability to put together a successful defensive plan could make the Broncos a playoff team in the AFC West.

Bob Stoops

STILLWATER, OK - NOVEMBER 27:  Head coach Bob Stoops of the Oklahoma Sooners celebrates after the Sooners beat the Oklahoma State Cowboys 47-41 at Boone Pickens Stadium on November 27, 2010 in Stillwater, Oklahoma.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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My wild card of all NFL head coaching searches is Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops.

Stoops has been rumored to become a NFL head coach for quite a few years. We saw Pete Carrol do it last year, why not him?

His program continues to be one of the best, but it's lack of a national championship and the ineffectiveness in big games could result in him bolting to an NFL team.

Wouldn't be too surprised to see the Broncos pull the trigger on Stoops.

John Fox

SEATTLE - DECEMBER 05:  Head coach John Fox of the Carolina Panthers looks on during the game against the Seattle Seahawks at Qwest Field on December 5, 2010 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks won, 31-14. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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Despite the horrible season the Carolina Panthers are having, John Fox is still a candidate that will interest a team like the Broncos.

Fox took a low market team like the Panthers to multiple playoff seasons, including one appearance at the Super Bowl.

I can see owner Pat Bowlen bring in a coach like Fox who despite the struggles this season he has brought together competitive teams with the lack of talent he has dealt with.

Jeff Fisher

MIAMI - NOVEMBER 14:  Coach Jeff Fisher of the Tennessee Titans shouts against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium on November 14, 2010 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
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The run of Jeff Fisher at Tennessee seems to be nearing an end.

Fisher realizes the owner is at odds with him regarding the future of Vince Young, and knows there will be other teams knocking at his door for him to become the head coach.

The Denver Broncos could be the team that makes a play for him. The physical style of play Fisher wants to institute among his players could lead him being high among the Broncos wish list.

Jon Gruden

TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 28: Coach Jon Gruden of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers directs play against the Oakland Raiders at Raymond James Stadium on December 28, 2008 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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Jon Gruden has been rumored to every possible head coaching vacancy for weeks now. Why can't Denver be the answer for the Super Bowl winning coach?

Gruden brings instant credibility to the Broncos. Under Gruden, the Broncos could be a very disciplined football team, who can succeed with Kyle Orton as the quarterback.

Jon made the Raiders into a Super Bowl contender, and could certainly do the same for another AFC West team.

By Matt Miselis


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