Denver Broncos: 5 consequences if they miss the playoffs in 2021
Denver Broncos consequences if the team misses the playoffs
1. Vic Fangio would likely be fired
The unfortunate reality for most head coaches in the NFL these days is that they would be fired for missing the postseason three years in a row.
Teams simply don’t have the patience for that nowadays.
Vic Fangio is one of the top defensive-minded coaches in the entire NFL. If he were fired by the Denver Broncos at the end of this season, he would have another job lined up before he cleaned out his desk.
Fangio has a head coach disciple off of his coaching tree from Denver with Brandon Staley taking the job with the Los Angeles Chargers this past offseason. Fangio’s adaptability through decades of being in the NFL and always being at the forefront of defensive trends would make him coveted by many teams needing a defensive coordinator.
The Denver Broncos, however, can’t really justify the luxury of having Fangio as the head coach if the team’s not winning more than it’s losing, even as brilliant as he is at calling a defense.
It’s a little surprising that, even as tough as the 2020 season was in terms of obstacles beyond Fangio’s control, that George Paton apparently didn’t even consider a head coaching search in 2021.
Fangio has to do everything in his power to make sure that the Denver Broncos make the postseason in 2021, or he will likely be back to being a defensive coordinator in 2022 while the Denver Broncos go, once again, on the head coaching search.