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Broncos fire offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello

Rich Scangarello, Broncos

The Denver Broncos are attempting to hit the reset button on their offensive unit.

The Broncos have fired offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello, per Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network.

Scangarello lasted just one season in his role as offensive coordinator for Denver. He had previously served as the quarterbacks coach for the San Francisco 49ers for the two prior years.

Denver finished the 2019 regular season as one of five teams in the league to average fewer than 300 yards per contest during the regular season. The offense had a rotating cast at quarterback throughout the year. The began with veteran Joe Flacco before seeing youngsters like Brandon Allen and rookie Drew Lock take time under center.

The running back duo of Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman combined for over 1,500 yards on the ground. Lindsay achieved a 1,000-yard season in just his second professional campaign.

The Broncos finished the year with a 7-9 record, coming up just short of reaching the postseason.

Who they will enter the 2020 season with under center remains to be seen — and likely will help be determined by the new offensive coordinator — but the team will be eyeing a return to the postseason for the first time since 2015.


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