It was announced on Sunday that the Broncos have fired offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello after one season with the team. Word was that the Broncos were looking for a veteran play caller to join Head Coach Vic Fangio’s staff and that the process would “move quickly”. Well, soon after that rumors began to swirl that former New York Giants Head Coach Pat Shurmur would be the man for that position and now the team has made it official according to reports.
What do we know about Shurmur? Well, we do know he is a quarterback developer which bodes well for quarterback Drew Lock. We also have a good idea of the offensive system that Shurmur will use during his time here.
What we don’t know yet? What other changes are coming to the offensive staff. WIll Mike Munchak stay?(probably), will we see Shurmur bring in one of his guys to be the quarterbacks coach? and will we see any other coaching changes at the skill position?
We should have some answers to these questions here in the near future. As for now, we can hope that Shurmur will be an actual upgrade and that he will build a very quarterback friendly system for quarterback Drew Lock.
In a statement released by the team, Head Coach Vic Fangio praised Shurmur’s ability to develop younger players and how he is an established and experienced play caller.
“Pat is an established play-caller with significant experience leading an offense as both a coordinator and head coach,” Fangio said. “Having coached against Pat for a number of years, he’s always impressed me. His track record of developing younger players is outstanding. Pat brings a collaborative approach to working with the staff as well as a flexibility to adjust the offense to our players and opponents. We’re excited to add someone of his caliber to our coaching staff.”
According to 9NEWS Denver’s Mike Klis, it is a two-year deal for Pat Shurmur.
It's a two-year deal Shurmur has with Broncos, source told 9News.— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) January 14, 2020
Offset language in both years. Offensive coordinators with Shurmur-type experience typically make $1 million to $1.5 million to $2 million per year. So some offset relief for Giants. #9sports https://t.co/QpsBI7uv9q