Denver Broncos: Pat Shurmur fired after two failed seasons
By Jordan Lopez
According to multiple reports, George Paton and the Denver Broncos are moving on from offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur after two seasons with the organization.
After another disappointing season for the Denver Broncos, especially offensively, George Paton has made the decision to fire offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur.
After Rich Scangarello was relieved of his duties for being the offensive coordinator back in 2019, Shurmur was hired by the Broncos on January 14th, 2020.
Since then, things haven’t gone as planned for both parties involved.
The Broncos were expecting Shurmur to come in and develop the young QB Drew Lock, along with making the offense more explosive.
With that being said, none of that was done. As a matter of fact, everything went the other direction when talking about those two things.
Not only did Shurmur not develop Lock as a quarterback, he might have ruined the young player the whole time he was here. The offense got real bland at times and the Broncos’ offensive weapons, such as Jerry Jeudy, Courtland Sutton, Noah Fant, and more were not being utilized correctly during his whole tenure here in Denver.
It didn’t help the case either when Vic Fangio and Shurmur decided to go with Teddy Bridgewater as the starting quarterback for this season over Lock, the player that Shurmur was tasked in developing.
The Broncos offense ranks below average to average in almost every statistical category there is. This all falls under Shurmur as he has had the necessary pieces around him to succeed.
Shurmur and his offense managed to score FEWER points this season than last season, which had four different starting quarterbacks. A season that started Drew Lock, Brett Rypien, Jeff Driskel, and Kendall Hinton.
The offense got gradually worse as time passed and it was time for a change. Many of Broncos Country had enough of Shurmur and this offense and it was led by Paton making the decision to move on from Shurmur.
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The Pat Shurmur era is now over and this offseason is set to be a huge one for Denver as it now looks for a new OC.