Broncos Hire Rich Scangarello

The Broncos have officially hired Rich Scangarello as their new offensive coordinator, tweets Adam Schefter of ESPN.com. Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (Twitter link) first reported Scangarello was expected to land in Denver barring any snags in negotiations.

Scangarello had a strong first interview with Vic Fangio & Co. earlier this week and he’ll be back in the building for Round 2 on Wednesday. Scangarello has just four years of NFL assistant coaching experience, but he wowed Denver brass nonetheless, and the 49ers’ initial reluctance to let him interview with the Broncos shows how much he is valued.

In 2018, the Broncos finished 19th in total offense with 350.1 yards per game. Scangarello, or whoever the hire is, will be expected to draw them closer to the Top 10.

As shown in PFR’s Offensive Coordinator Tracker, Scangarello is the only known candidate at this time. Mike Munchak was thought to be in the mix after Gary Kubiak bailed, but he has since signed on to be the Broncos’ new offensive line coach.

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  1. Thronson5

    Why’d the 49ers give in and let him him interview? They said all along they’d keep everyone in tact for at least one more year. What’s changed? I actually believe he is a really good QB coach so that sucks to see him go. I’m happy we got ourselves a new really good secondary coach and really good D Line coach and we let go of our strength and conditioning staff but other than that I think we should’ve kept the rest of the staff in place. Oh well I guess, what’s done is done. Good hire for the Broncos and Fangio and I’m a big fan of Fangio so I’m happy for him that he got a smart OC to join him in Denver.

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  2. jjghost

    Maybe they actually like the guy and they realized that blocking him from a promotion would be a really crappy thing to do?

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    • Thronson5

      I guess that’s probably it but it’s weird to me that they blocked all their assistants from interviews then a couple days later they let them interview. Just wondering if something changed that made them do it, like if the Broncos told them they’d hook them up if they let them have him or what happened. Just was a quick turn around from no you can to yes you can and now he’s the OC. And now they are letting other assistants interview with other teams when they said no to the. As well and one of them isn’t s promotion it’s the same position. Just curious what changed for them on that stance. Not against them getting a promotion that they deserve even though I hate to see them go.

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