The Broncos have named Rich Scangarello as their offensive coordinator, Head Coach Vic Fangio announced Wednesday.
Scangarello, who will enter his first season as an NFL offensive coordinator, will be tasked with improving a Broncos offense that ranked 24th in the NFL in points per game in 2018. The Broncos ranked 26th in the league in 2017.
Scangarello (pronounced: SKANE-guh-rel-OH) spent the previous two seasons as the quarterbacks coach for the San Francisco 49ers, who had four different quarterbacks start at least six games each during that time.
"With the addition of Rich Scangarello as our offensive coordinator, we’re getting an experienced coach who was a trusted and valued assistant with Kyle Shanahan for three seasons," Fangio said. "He worked wonders with all the quarterbacks who started for San Francisco during the previous two years as quarterbacks coach. With his background and knowledge, it’s the perfect time for Rich to be an offensive coordinator in the NFL. I find this opportunity for Rich very similar to when I first became a defensive coordinator many years ago, and he is ready to take this step in his career."
Despite the lack of consistency, Scangarello helped the patchwork group of Jimmy Garoppolo, C.J. Beathard, Brian Hoyer and Nick Mullens rank 10th in passing yards per game over the previous two seasons. The collective group also completed 60.8 percent of its passes.