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Broncos Name Mike McCoy Offensive Coordinator

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 11:  Head coach Mike McCoy of the San Diego Chargers reacts after a play against the Carolina Panthers in the second quarter during the game at Bank of America Stadium on December 11, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
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Joseph ZuckerFeatured ColumnistJanuary 11, 2017

Denver Broncos general manager John Elway announced the team hired a new head coach in Vance Joseph on Wednesday, and it appears the team has found its offensive coordinator as well.

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McCoy, Broncos Agree to Deal

Friday, Jan. 13

The Broncos announced former San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy would be joining their staff on Friday. 

On Thursday, Mike Klis of 9News reported the Broncos were finalizing an agreement to make McCoy Denver's next offensive coordinator.

Brandon Krisztal of KOA News Radio initially reported the Broncos would hire McCoy on Jan. 11. 

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter earlier in the day, Denver had interviews lined up with two candidates: McCoy and Bill Musgrave.

Former offensive coordinator Rick Dennison wasn't handed an ideal situation at quarterback, with Denver starting Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch at various points in the season. There's little question, though, that the Broncos had one of the worst offenses in the league.

They ranked 27th in total offense with 323.1 yards per game and 22nd in scoring with 20.8 points per game, while Football Outsiders listed Denver 28th in offensive DVOA (defense-adjusted value over average).

McCoy will have a difficult decision in choosing between Siemian and Lynch. The former won the starting job at the start of the 2016 season, but the latter is likely the Broncos' preferred long-term option after they selected him in the first round of the 2016 draft.

McCoy has plenty of experience in Denver, having worked as the team's offensive coordinator from 2009 to 2012. He was largely responsible for the Broncos becoming one of the more efficient offensive teams in the league with Tim Tebow at quarterback in 2011.

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