Vic Fangio leaves the Broncos with a 19-30 record, in addition to not making the playoffs in three years
UNITED STATES – For the second time in four years, the current postseason drought of the Denver Broncos It has cost the head coach his job.
The Broncos, after a 7-10 finish, they fired Vic Fangio Sunday when they missed the playoffs for the sixth straight season.
The president and CEO of the BroncosJoe Ellis said he informed Fangio of the decision during a conversation Sunday morning that also included general manager George Paton.
“Over the past three seasons, Vic has put his heart and soul into coaching the Broncos,” Ellis said in a statement. “I want to thank Coach Fangio for giving his best to our organization from the day he was hired.
“George will have full authority to select the next Broncos head coach. This is his decision and his program. I have full confidence in George’s ability to lead a comprehensive and successful search for head coaches.
“We will give George all available resources and fully support him in hiring the best head coach to lead the Broncos“.
The Broncos also fired Vance Joseph, currently the defensive coordinator of the Arizona cardinals , after the 2018 season after two seasons on the job.
The defense of the Broncos finished in the league’s top 10 in all major categories, and quarterback, Teddy bridgewaterHe threw 18 career-best touchdowns despite missing the last three games with a concussion. But the reluctant offensive of Denver and inconsistent play by special teams eventually cost Fangio his job.
Fangio, 63, finished the third year of a four-year contract he signed when he replaced Joseph in 2019.
Fangio’s downfall, beyond simple win-loss numbers in his three seasons, 19-30, was fueled by the ongoing and ongoing search for a long-term solution as a quarterback, a change at GM ( Paton was hired to replace John Elway in 2021), an almost constant struggle to score points and upsets at the property level, which has included a legal battle, and the team is expected to be sold next year.