Broncos To Hire John Pagano

Vic Fangio has identified another former coordinator to add to his staff. After interviewing for a spot on Denver’s defensive staff, John Pagano will be part of Fangio’s second Broncos edition, Mike Klis of 9News reports.

The sides are ironing out a contract, one that will make Pagano the team’s new outside linebackers coach. Pagano will replace Brandon Staley, whom the Broncos lost when the Rams hired him to become their new defensive coordinator.

Pagano, 52, spent five seasons (2012-16) as the Chargers’ defensive coordinator and oversaw the Raiders’ defense for part of the 2017 season. Pagano’s third AFC West team may hold greater significance; he is a Boulder, Colo., native. Pagano spent the past two seasons with the Texans but was dismissed after the team’s second-round playoff loss.

A Chargers staffer from 2002-16 and younger brother of ex-Colts HC Chuck Pagano, John Pagano has coached in the NFL since 1996. Fangio has now added a third ex-head coach or coordinator to his staff this offseason, with Pagano’s hire following the additions of OC Pat Shurmur and QBs coach Mike Shula.

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