DENVER — According to Tom Pelissero from the NFL network, the Denver Broncos have fired offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello after one season.
The #Broncos fired offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello, source said.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 12, 2020
Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio released the following statement on the firing.
“After a lot of consideration and discussion after the season, I determined that a change at offensive coordinator ultimately would be best for our team,” Fangio said in a statement. “We need to do everything we can to get better—in all areas—as we start working toward next year.
“Rich is a bright coach with a great future ahead of him. I appreciate all of his hard work and thank him for his contributions to the Broncos.”
Scangarello came to the Mile High city in 2019 after being the San Francisco quarterbacks coach from 2017-2018.
Can confirm #Broncos expected to fire OC Rich Scangarello after one season. Was rocky in early part of season but he showed improvement under Lock. @TomPelissero had it first #Denver7 Players Caught off guard. Thought he was safe after last 5 weeks— Troy Renck (@TroyRenck) January 12, 2020
The Broncos were only NFL team to finish in bottom 5 in all 4 key offensive metrics: Points, yards, third down percentage and red zone percentage.
Breaking: Confirming Vic Fangio has fired OC Rich Scangarello. (1st by @TomPelissero).— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) January 12, 2020
Kinda surprising, but not with this:
Broncos were only NFL team to finish in bottom 5 in all 4 key offensive metrics: Points, yards, third down percentage and red zone percentage.#9sports
Per Mike Klis, from the NBC affiliate in Denver (KUSA), Fangio is targeting former Giants head coach Pat Shurmur as the Broncos next offensive coordinator.
With Rich Scangarello fired league source says Vic Fangio will move fast to secure Pat Shurmur as Broncos new offensive coordinator. Shurmur has offers from multiple teams but Broncos are his top choice in large part because of talented young core led by Drew Lock. #9sports— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) January 12, 2020