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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