The firing comes following a 2019 campaign that saw Denver finish in the bottom five in points scored and total yards.
It sure looks like head coach Vic Fangio is checking in on experienced playcallers to take over. According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, that includes recently-fired former New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur.
One strong candidate for the #Broncos vacant offensive coordinator job is Pat Shurmur, I’m told. He has plenty of interest around the league and would be a big-time hire for Vic Fangio. A rare veteran play-caller available, Shurmur would make sense for all parties.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 12, 2020
This would represent a pretty savvy hire for the defensive-minded Fangio. Shurmur, 54, has experience as an offensive coordinator with the then St. Louis Rams, Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings.
He’s also acted as the head coach for the Browns as well as the above-mentioned Giants during an NFL coaching career that has spanned over two decades.
The expectation here is that whoever comes in can help young quarterback Drew Lock after he impressed big time during the latter stages of his rookie season.
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