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Broncos to interview 49ers QB coach Rich Scangarello for OC role

Rich Scangarello, 49ers

Per Tom Pelissero of NFL.com, the Denver Broncos will be interviewing San Francisco 49ers quarterback coach Rich Scangarello to fill in their offensive coordinator spot.

Scangarello has a long job history. He started out as the quarterbacks coach at the University of Iowa. He then was the offensive coordinator at UC Davis for six years. He then bounced around from the NFL and low-tier collegiate programs, until finally becoming the quarterbacks coach with the 49ers in 2017.

Earlier this past week, the Broncos had hired the Chicago Bears, former defensive coordinator, Vin Fangio. His defense, first in the league in scoring defense in takeovers, allowed the Bears to go 13-3 and win the NFC North division with ease. With Khalil Mack rushing the passer, Akiem Hicks stopping the run, and Eddie Jackson at free safety, the Bears had the best defense in the entire NFL. They held the offensive juggernaut in the Los Angeles Rams in Week 14 to only six points.

It’s not surprising at all the Fangio was able to get a head coaching gig with the Broncos. Even though the entire league seems to be looking for the next great offensive mastermind, John Elway zigged while the rest of the NFL zagged and grabbed probably the best defensive candidate on the market.

It seemed like the Bears would go after Todd Bowles as their new defensive coordinator, but since he was hired in Tampa Bay, they’ll have to look elsewhere to fill that position. They could promote from within, but there’s still time for Ryan Pace to find his replacement.