The Denver Broncos have made a change on their coaching staff.
The Broncos have fired offensive coordinator Mike McCoy. Quarterbacks coach Bill Musgrave takes over for McCoy. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network broke the news on Twitter.
McCoy was in his first season back with the Broncos after previously being with the team 2009-2012. McCoy was head coach of the then-San Diego Chargers from 2013-2016.
In addition, the Broncos have named Klint Kubiak as their new quarterbacks coach, moving him up from his position as an offensive assistant. Kubiak is the son of former Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak.
Musgrave, a Grand Junction native, is a former Broncos quarterback (1995-96). Before coming to the Broncos this season, he was the offensive coordinator with the Oakland Raiders, serving two stints with the Raiders (2015-16 and 1997).
Musgrave has also coached with Philadelphia, Minnesota, Atlanta, Washington, Jacksonville and Carolina.
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Broncos head coach Vance Joseph spoke with reporters about the change on Monday afternoon at UCHealth Training Center.
Voice of the Broncos Dave Logan weighed in on the change on Colorado's Morning News on KOA NewsRadio.
KOA NewsRadio Broncos Insider Mike Klis offered his thoughts on the move on Colorado's Morning News.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMONDAY, NOV. 20, 2017
BRONCOS PART WAYS WITH OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR MIKE McCOY;BILL MUSGRAVE NAMED OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos on Monday parted ways with Offensive Coordinator Mike McCoy and named Quarterbacks Coach Bill Musgrave as his replacement, Head Coach Vance Joseph announced.
STATEMENT FROM HEAD COACH VANCE JOSEPH:
“After careful consideration, I’ve named Bill Musgrave our offensive coordinator for the rest of the season and made the difficult decision to part ways with Mike McCoy.
“Bill will handle all play-calling duties with Klint Kubiak taking over as our quarterbacks coach. Bill is an experienced coordinator and play-caller in this league, and I’m confident he will help get our offense back on track.
“I have a responsibility to do what’s best for our football team. Although this wasn’t an easy decision, we needed to make this change. We have to play a more efficient brand of football offensively as we begin the final stretch of our season.
“Mike is an outstanding coach and a great person. He had a lot of opportunities this offseason, and he chose us. I have the utmost respect for Mike and wish him all the best in the future.”
STATEMENT FROM MIKE McCOY:
“I’m disappointed that things didn’t work out because this is a special organization and a great place to be. I want to thank Vance for the opportunity he gave me and the entire organization from Mr. B all the way on down. I appreciate the hard work of our players and was proud to work with them along with the rest of our coaching staff. My family and I loved it here, and I’m very thankful for my time with the Denver Broncos.”
BACKGROUND ON BILL MUSGRAVE:
Musgrave is a 20-year coaching veteran who has 11 years of experience as an offense coordinator, including nine seasons in the NFL with Oakland (2015-16), Minnesota (2011-13), Jacksonville (2003-04), Carolina (2000) and Philadelphia (1998). He has coached 11 Pro Bowlers at eight different positions during his NFL career.
A former quarterback for the Broncos from 1995-96, Musgrave has experience coaching that position with Denver (2017), Philadelphia (2014), Atlanta (2006-10), Washington (2005), Jacksonville (2004), Carolina (1999-2000) and Oakland (1997).