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Sources: Broncos set to name Shurmur new offensive coordinator

Jan
13
1/13/2020 6:52:30 AM
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Just 14 days after saying he expected all three of his coordinators back for the 2020 season, Denver Broncos coach Vic Fangio fired offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello after one season and is finalizing a deal to make former New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur his new play-caller, Jeff Legwold of ESPN reports.

The team officially announced the Scangarello move Sunday afternoon. Just a few hours later, sources confirmed to ESPN an NFL Network report that Shurmur would replace him.

The sides are expected to finalize a deal in the coming days, sources said. Shurmur had interest from several teams, including the Chicago Bears, since he was fired by the Giants after a 4-12 finish in his second year.

"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 announcing the Scangarello move. "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.''

Shurmur will be the Broncos' fifth offensive coordinator in the past five years. Denver was the only team in the league that finished this season in the bottom five in points scored, total offense, third-down percentage and red zone success.

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