Drew Lock can indulge in a brand new play-caller subsequent season.
The Denver Broncos fired offensive coordinator Prosperous Scangarello after one season on Sunday and are expected to substitute him with odd Novel York Giants coach Pat Shurmur, NFL Community’s Mike Garafolo and Ian Rapoport reported, per sources.
“After quite rather a lot of consideration and dialogue after the season, I particular that a substitute at offensive coordinator within the extinguish would possibly possibly be only for our employees,” Broncos coach Vic Fangio said in a commentary asserting Scangarello’s firing. “We now indulge in to hand over every thing we can to salvage higher — in all areas — as we originate up working against subsequent 300 and sixty five days.
“Prosperous is a colorful coach with a immense future earlier than him. I treasure all of his exhausting work and thank him for his contributions to the Broncos.”
Scangarello, 47, joined Fangio’s workers in 2019 after two seasons as San Francisco 49ers quarterbacks coach beneath Kyle Shanahan.
Denver began boring beneath the first-300 and sixty five days OC, riding free-agent acquisition Joe Flacco to a 0-4 file. The Broncos positioned Flacco on injured reserve following Week 8 with a neck hurt and grew to change into to Brandon Allen for three begins earlier than lastly handing the reins to the second-round rookie Lock.
With Lock beneath middle for his or her remaining 5 games, the Broncos enjoyed a few of their most impressive offensive games of the season and received four of their closing 5 contests. Nonetheless it was as soon as not ample to place Scang’s job.
In all, the Broncos averaged 298.6 yards per games (Twenty eighth), 5.0 yards per play (twenty sixth), 17.6 functions per game (Twenty eighth) and 17.4 first downs per game (29th), ranking reach the underside of the league in most offensive lessons.
Shurmur, a two-time head coach and odd offensive coordinator, shall be tasked with turning those stats round. Shurmur’s Giants fared mildly higher than Denver in most offensive lessons — 338.5 YPG, 5.4 YPP, 21.3 PPG — playing most of their games with a rookie quarterback, as wisely, in Daniel Jones.
When the 2020 season kicks off, the Broncos can indulge in their fifth offensive coordinator in as many seasons. The single fixed in Denver is substitute. With the odd Shurmur calling photographs in field of the first-timer Scangarello, the Broncos are hoping this substitute is for the higher.