Wade Phillips reportedly agrees to deal with Rams; Broncos hire McCoy as offensive coordinator

The Denver Broncos appear to have identified their new offensive coordinator just as news broke that their defensive coordinator won’t be back with the team.

This is a 2015 photo of Wade Phillips of the Denver Broncos NFL football team. This image reflects the Denver Broncos active roster as of June 8, 2015  when this image was taken. (AP Photo)
This is a 2015 photo of Wade Phillips of the Denver Broncos NFL football team. This image reflects the Denver Broncos active roster as of June 8, 2015 when this image was taken. (AP Photo)
It sounds like Wade Phillips is moving on. (AP Photo)

The Denver Broncos appear to have identified their new offensive coordinator just as news broke that their defensive coordinator won’t be back with the team.

9 News’ Mike Klis reported that Mike McCoy, the Broncos’ offensive coordinator for four season before he took the Chargers head coaching job, is returning to the job he held from 2009-12.

Meanwhile, defensive coordinator Wade Phillips is moving on. He accepted a deal to become the Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator, ESPN’s Adam Schefter said.

Phillips, 69, oversaw the Broncos’ defense the last two seasons. Football Outsiders rated Phillips’ unit No. 1 overall in 2015 and 2016. Now he’ll work with a talented Rams’ defense under Sean McVay, the 30-year-old Los Angeles hired as its head coach earlier in the day.

McCoy returns to Denver after going 27-37 in four seasons as San Diego’s head coach. He’ll replace Rick Dennison as Denver’s offensive coordinator.

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