After six straight losses, the Denver Broncos parted ways with Mike McCoy and promoted Grand Junction native Bill Musgrave to offensive coordinator.
The 20-17 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals was the seventh in the Broncos last eight games were they failed to score more than 20 points. With McCoy as offensive coordinator, the Broncos ranked 18th in the league in total offense and 24th in scoring.
Head Coach Vance Joseph said the decision to let McCoy go was made with intent to stabilize the offense and create a more efficient passing game.
Musgrave was in his first year as quarterbacks coach with the Broncos. Before Denver, he most recently spent time in Oakland where he inherited the worst total offense in the league and improved it to the sixth best in just two years. Musgrave also played quarterback for the Broncos.
With Musgrave as the play-caller, Joseph hopes he brings a pass game with better completion rates, confidence, and execution.
“Moving to Billy, I think we’re going to have a chance to have a more efficient pass game with simply simplifying the concepts and helping our quarterbacks have a cleaner progression on where to go with the ball,” said Joseph. “That’s why [the decision] was made. I’m looking forward to Bill having a chance to put his touch on the offense and watching our pass game grow a little bit.”
Klint Kubiak, former Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak’s son, will take over as quarterbacks coach.