DENVER (KDVR) – The Denver Broncos will soon enter the market for a new head coach. The team announced Saturday that they will part ways with Vic Fangio.
While the Broncos have shown signs of improvement from last year, a season where they finished 5-11, Denver still finished under 500 and failed to reach the knockout stages for a sixth straight season. . This includes all three of Fangio’s tenure.
“With the groundwork already in place, the progress made, and the resources we have to improve, I’m excited about the future of our team. We will find an outstanding leader and head coach for the Broncos and our fans,” Broncos General Manager George Paton said in a statement.
63-year-old Fangio has been on defensive duty this season, displaying one of the highest-ranked defenses in the entire NFL. However, the offensive side of football was once again an issue as going into Saturday’s season finale against the Chiefs, the Broncos placed 23rd in the NFL with 19.4 points per game.
“It is an honor and privilege to serve as the Head Coach of the Denver Broncos. I want to thank John Elway and Joe Ellis for giving me the opportunity to be part of this special community and long-standing franchise when they hired me three seasons ago,” Fangio said in a statement.
Fangio left Denver after the third year of a four-year, $61 million contract with $35 million guaranteed. He is a 41-year veteran coach with 33 seasons in the NFL. Before joining the Broncos, he served as a defensive coordinator at the NFL or at the college level for 20 of the past 24 seasons.
Some names of Potential surrogates were released to free Vic Fangio consists of:
1. Jim Caldwell (former head coach, Indianapolis Colts / Detroit Lions)
2. Brian Daboll (offensive coordinator, Buffalo Bills)
3. Doug Pederson (former head coach, Philadelphia Eagles)
4. Nathaniel Hackett (attack coordinator, Green Bay Packers)
5. Dan Quinn (defensive coordinator, Dallas Cowboys)
6. Leslie Frazier (defensive coordinator, Buffalo Bills)
7. Brian Callahan (offensive coordinator, Cincinnati Bengals)
8. Kevin O’Connell (offensive coordinator, Los Angeles Rams)
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