Joe Woods is in his first season as the 49ers defensive backs/passing game coordinator. He joined San Francisco after spending the previous four seasons with the Denver Broncos, two as the team’s defensive coordinator (2017-18) and two as defensive backs coach (2015-16).
Throughout his NFL coaching career with the Broncos, Oakland Raiders (2014), Minnesota Vikings (2006-13) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2004-05), Woods has coached eight players to 15 total Pro Bowl selections. Additionally, his defensive back units have helped lead the NFL in passes defenses three times (2004 & 2015-16).
In 2018, Denver’s defense finished in the top five in both passes defensed (82) and interceptions (17). LB Von Miller and rookie LB Bradley Chubb combined for 26.5 sacks as Miller’s 14.5 were the second-most in a single season in his career and Chubb’s 12.0 set the Broncos franchise record for the most sacks by a rookie.