Denver Broncos coach Vic Fangio hired former New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur as his offensive coordinator on Tuesday. Shurmur becomes the Broncos' fifth offensive play-caller in five seasons and inherits an attack that features youngsters Drew Lock, Dalton Risner, Noah Fant, Courtland Sutton and Phillip Lindsay but also needs a major makeover to challenge Kansas City's supremacy in the AFC West. Shurmur replaces Rich Scangarello, who struggled in his first season as an NFL play-caller in 2019 although the Broncos (7-9) won games behind three different starting quarterbacks, including the rookie Lock, who went 4-1 down the stretch.

Former New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur has been appointed offensive co-ordinator at the Denver Broncos. Shurmur was sacked by the Giants in December after two seasons in charge of the NFL franchise, where he managed a 9-23 record. The 54-year-old, however, has landed on his feet after joining the Broncos for the 2020 season.

Maybe this time, if Josh McDaniels accepts a head-coaching job, he'll actually follow through and not back out at the last second. Despite McDaniels' history, which includes a disastrous stint as the Denver Broncos' head coach and backing out of the Indianapolis Colts' job after accepting it, NFL teams trust that it'll be different for them. Three teams with head-coaching vacancies are going to talk to McDaniels this week.

While the Broncos are finally feeling good about the two most important positions on the team, their ugly 2-6 start has doomed Denver to a third consecutive losing season for the first time since the Nixon administration. A loss Sunday to Oakland (7-8) would give the Broncos a third straight season with double-digit losses, something that hasn't happened in more than half a century. Only two other Super Bowl winners have followed their victory parade with four consecutive non-playoff seasons - the post-Vince Lombardi Green Bay Packers and the New York Giants following Eli Manning's second upset of Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in 2012.

While the Broncos are finally feeling good about the two most important positions on the team, their ugly 2-6 start has doomed Denver to a third consecutive losing season for the first time since the Nixon administration. A loss Sunday to Oakland (7-8) would give the Broncos a third straight season with double-digit losses, something that hasn't happened in more than half a century. Only two other Super Bowl winners have followed their victory parade with four consecutive non-playoff seasons — the post-Vince Lombardi Green Bay Packers and the New York Giants following Eli Manning's second upset of Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in 2012.

An MRI exam confirmed Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes dislocated his right kneecap in Kansas City's Thursday night game against the Denver Broncos, but he sustained no other significant damage, according to multiple reports on Friday. ESPN's Adam Schefter, citing league sources, tweeted that the MRI result was a "best-case scenario." That means a limited absence for the reigning league Most Valuable Player of "about three games," Schefter reported. Mahomes, 24, entered the game playing on a tender left ankle he sprained in the season opener and aggravated several times, including Sunday in a home loss to the Houston Texans.

An MRI exam confirmed Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes dislocated his right kneecap in Kansas City's Thursday night game against the Denver Broncos, but he sustained no other significant damage, according to multiple reports on Friday. ESPN's Adam Schefter, citing league sources, tweeted that the MRI result was a "best-case scenario." That means a limited absence for the reigning league Most Valuable Player of "about three games," Schefter reported. Mahomes, 24, entered the game playing on a tender left ankle he sprained in the season opener and aggravated several times, including Sunday in a home loss to the Houston Texans.

Denver Broncos cornerback De'Vante Bausby told reporters Tuesday he couldn't move for 30 minutes after a collision with a teammate Sunday during a road game against the Los Angeles Chargers. Bausby was taken to the Los Angeles Trauma Center, but after several tests, he was cleared and allowed to fly home with the team Sunday evening. KUSA-TV in Denver reported that the team will place Bausby on injured reserve and will sign veteran cornerback Coty Sensabaugh.

The Denver Broncos did select a first-round quarterback, but they got him in the second by landing Drew Lock. Denver traded up to the 42nd pick to select Lock out of Missouri. Many saw Lock as a first-round pick, but he fell into the second round somewhat inexplicably, though it could have had to do with preference as the Washington Redskins loved Dwayne Haskins and the New York Giants really liked Daniel Jones.

Things are spiraling in Denver. At least the Broncos won't have to worry about the cold and the snow when they journey to Arizona for a Thursday night game. The Broncos have dropped four straight after opening with two wins. Their defense is dead last

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