Denver Broncos president and CEO Joe Ellis said on Sunday that the team will not look at hiring any of the team’s current coaches as their next head coach.
After the firing of Vic Fangio, Denver Broncos President and CEO Joe Ellis, as well as general manager George Paton, held a press conference to discuss the departure of Fangio and the team’s plans going forward.
Plenty of things stood out in the press conference, but this one really stood out to me: The next head coach of the Denver Broncos is going to come in as an outside hire.
Of the coaches currently on the staff, the biggest name would probably have to be Mike Munchak. Munchak, who became the offensive line coach of the Broncos in 2019, was considered for the head coaching job when the team fired Vance Joseph. It ended up going to Fangio with Fangio bringing Munchak onboard anyway.
Munchak does have head coaching experience with the Tennessee Titans, but it appears that won’t give him an advantage had he wanted to be considered for the Broncos job.
So now the search begins. With the Broncos playing on Saturday and making the move to fire Fangio on Sunday, the team is going to wait due to other teams playing on the regularly scheduled game day. It’s going to be a long process but this hire is going to be an important one. There’s no sense in rushing anything unless the team is so sure about who they want leading the Denver Broncos going forward.
The status of Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio is not yet known but his postgame comments after the Chiefs loss should put the nail in the coffin.
As of right now, Fangio and offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur have been let go by the team. It will be up to the next chosen head coach to decide the fate of guys such as defensive coordinator Ed Donatell and special teams coach Tom McMahon. It would surprise me tremendously if McMahon is retained by the next head coach of the Denver Broncos.