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Report: Broncos interviewing Bill Musgrave and Mike McCoy for their Offensive Coordinator position

The next big thing on the Broncos checklist is figuring out who is running the offense.

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According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Denver Broncos will interview former San Diego Chargers Head Coach Mike McCoy and former Oakland Raider Offensive Coordinator Bill Musgrave for the Broncos Offensive Coordinator job.

With the Broncos officially hiring Vance Joseph as their Head Coach, the next big thing they need to figure out is who will be running the team's offense in 2017.

Mike McCoy has long been rumored to be Joseph's top choice at Offensive Coordinator, but he is a popular man right now. McCoy has been rumored to be joining Sean McDermott's staff in Buffalo if/when he hired to be the Bills Head Coach, so the Broncos have some competition there.

As we know, McCoy had a previous stint as the Broncos Offensive Coordinator under John Fox. He invented an offense that made Tim Tebow a successful quarterback for a short time and had a great year with Peyton Manning in Peyton's first season with the Broncos. That season helped give him the San Diego Chargers Head Coaching gig.

McCoy had his ups and downs in San Diego but his teams were consistently struck with bad injury luck throughout his time with the team. He would lose a number of Offensive lineman, running backs, wide receivers and other players to injuries, but the team kept on being competitive despite those injuries.

Rankings of team with Mike McCoy as Offensive Coordinator

Year TEAM Scoring YPP NY/A YPC QBs
2009 DEN 20 15 15 17 Orton, Sims
2010 DEN 19 13 10 24 Orton, Tebow
2011 DEN 25 25 29 6 Orton, Tebow
2012 DEN 2 5 1 25 Manning

He would bring the Broncos an established offensive mind that fits his offensive system around his players. His system is player friendly so the terminology will be easy for players to learn as well. He's not the best Offensive Coordinator out there but should be able to bring the Broncos offense back to being respectable again.

Bill Musgrave the former Oakland Raiders coach is the other Offensive Coordinator candidate being interviewed by the Broncos.

Musgrave coached the Oakland Raiders offensive the past two seasons and was surprisingly not brought back after leading the Raiders offense to be one of the best in the league. He also helped turn quarterback Derek Carr into one of the better quarterbacks in the league during his two-year stint there. So that is an intriguing because the Broncos have Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch at quarterback and both need to be developed more.

Rankings of team with Bill Musgrave as Offensive Coordinator

Year TEAM Scoring YPP NY/A YPC QBs
2000 CAR 21 21 19 28 Beuerlein
2003 JAX 25 14 13 12 Leftwich, Brunell
2004 JAX 29 21 21 17 Leftwich, Garrard
2011 MIN 19 18 27 2 Ponder, McNabb
2012 MIN 14 17 30 1 Ponder, McNabb
2013 MIN 15 13 21 2 Cassel, Ponder, Freeman
2015 OAK 17 24 21 21 Carr
2016 OAK 7 10 13 10 Carr, McGloin

Now Musgrave is familiar with Denver Broncos General Manager John Elway and the Broncos. He was signed by then Head Coach Mike Shanahan in 1995 to be the backup quarterback behind John Elway. So that familiarity could help Musgrave out in this case since Elway has brought back some former players/coaches into coaching positions in the past.

Both candidates are proven and established offensive minds in this league and should help get the Broncos offense going once again. Neither is the sexy option we all want but should bring stability to the offensive side of the ball which is key.