Vic Fangio says he deserves another year as Denver Broncos coach

Fangio, despite the team’s losing streak and being virtually eliminated, is confident that he will fulfill his four-year contract

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Denver Broncos coach, Vic Fangio, knows that his future is a topic of conversation, but on Monday he assured that he believes that he “absolutely” deserves the opportunity to continue in 2022.

Fangio is in the third year of the four-year contract he signed in 2019. Broncos they were directly in pursuit of the AFC playoffs at 6-5 when December began, but have lost three of the last four games, having scored 10 and 13 points in their last two losses.

TO Fangio was asked Monday, following Sunday’s 17-13 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders, in a game in which the Broncos They gained just 158 ​​yards in total offense, if you thought you deserved to be back at 22 and, if so, would you train without a contract extension offer?

“Absolutely,” he replied. “Just the short and direct answer, absolutely.”

The Broncos have scored 13 points or less in each of their last three losses. And, despite a defense currently tied for No. 1 in scoring defense, they are 7-8, nearly eliminated mathematically from the postseason for the sixth year in a row. The Broncos’ last playoff game was their victory in Super Bowl 50 to close out the 2015 season.

“These last three [derrotas] They have been tough and tight, “Fangio reflected.” But I do think it indicates the struggle, the competitiveness in this team. Have we scored enough points in those losses? No, we haven’t. But we have total faith in our players that we are going to make this change in the next two weeks. ”

Fangio is 19-28 in three seasons with the BroncosBut this is the first season he has worked with general manager George Paton, who was hired in January. Paton has full authority over the team’s operations.

But Fangio’s tenure, like Vance Joseph’s before him, has been marked by problems on offense and inconsistencies with quarterbacks. Ten different quarterbacks have started games for the team since 2016 and haven’t averaged more than 23 points per game since 2014; the Broncos have averaged 19.9 points this season.

Fangio was asked if he is concerned about his job security with the last two weeks of the season ahead.

“I don’t know and I know you think it’s a standard answer, but for many reasons, I don’t care about it,” Fangio wrote. “Those reasons are personal to me, can it happen to me? Absolutely. Do I worry about that? Absolutely not I worry about it for many, many reasons. ”

Fangio said that when speaking to Paton, the two plan on moves the team could make to end the playoff drought while making moves to cover current injuries or players on the reserve / COVID-19 roster.

“Most of our discussions right now are with the task at hand, juggling the list with everything that is happening,” explained Fangio. “But yes, we do talk about the future … we are not going too far into the future; we are mainly focused on the task at hand at the moment.”

“George and I have a great relationship. One of the best assets the Denver Broncos have is George Paton. I’ve been with a lot of GMs, some of them in the Hall of Fame, and I think this guy is excellent at his job. And he will continue to be excellent at his job. He and I get along tremendously well. ”