In a move no one expected, Vic Fangio and the Denver Broncos will move on from Rich Scangarello as he is surprisingly out as offensive coordinator.
As the AFC Divisional Round plays out, the Denver Broncos and Vic Fangio made their first big move of the 2020 offseason. And it is certainly one that Broncos Country did not expect, especially since it was a year that was bound to be some form of rebuilding. Rich Scangarello will not be a part of the team in 2020.
Sources have reported that the Denver Broncos have, in fact, fired Rich Scangarello as offensive coordinator. This comes after one season and exactly two weeks after the Broncos concluded their season against the Raiders.
This comes as a huge surprise. Although, looking at how the Denver Broncos offense performed in 2019, it makes some sense. The Broncos were in the bottom five in points scored per game. They also were in the bottom five in yards per game and passing yards per game. The run game was better, but not great as the unit was 20th in the league. Mike Klis even points out the team was in the bottom in third down conversions and red zone percentage.
All those numbers indicate a bad season offensively. But with the team having so much promise, it makes you wonder why this move was made. Will this move negatively impact Drew Lock and the Broncos offense?
Well, perhaps there is an offensive coordinator out there that Denver has their sights on. There would absolutely be no reason to make this move without having someone in mind. But it is something that Broncos Country will need to keep an eye on.
Perhaps it is someone on either the Minnesota Vikings or Baltimore Ravens that come to mind. It also could be a former head coach that did not get picked up by any of the teams that need a new head coach or coordinator job.
It is really all speculation at this point. But this will make the next few weeks interesting for the Denver Broncos.