The Denver Broncos won’t be making a coaching change this offseason.
It’s been a tough go of it for the Denver Broncos ever since they won Super Bowl 50 and watched Peyton Manning ride off into the sunset. After Gary Kubiak retired following the 2016 season, the Broncos have struggled to find both a quarterback and a head coach.
After the Vance Joseph experiment failed miserably, John Elway hired Vic Fangio to be the next head coach of the Broncos. It hasn’t gone according to plan yet, but Elway is sticking to his guns and giving Fangio a third year.
This is the right move for Denver. Fangio hasn’t turned the team around yet (he’s 12-19 as the Broncos head coach), but this is a young team. Last offseason they spent several draft picks on offensive players in the hopes of being able to go blow-for-blow with the Chiefs and at times, we’ve seen some of that offensive firepower come through. They just haven’t been able to put it together yet.
Also, the Broncos were decimated by injuries this year. Two of their best players — Von Miller and Courtland Sutton — ended up missing the entire season due to injury and having those guys on the field likely results in at least another win or two. That’s out of Fangio’s control.
The Denver Broncos are in the right in giving Vic Fangio another year.
The Broncos have 10 losses this year and five of those were within a score. This was a common theme for Denver last season too, as five of their nine losses were one-possession losses. Once this young team has had more of an opportunity to work together, they’ll be able to close the gap and win those games.
Fangio had a tough task when he agreed to take over the Broncos in 2019 and the organization knew this time that stability was key. Joseph clearly wasn’t a good fit, but there are some positives to take away from what Fangio is doing with this young team.
They’re so close to rounding the corner and that’s why a third year for Vic Fangio is the right move for the Denver Broncos.