Broncos hire McCoy as OC, Musgrave as QBs coach

The Broncos are putting together a pretty inspiring offensive staff to boost defensive-minded head coach Vance Joseph.

The team announced Friday that former Chargers coach and Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy will run the team's offense and that recently-removed Raiders offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave, who helped build a top 10 unit this year in Oakland, will sign on as quarterbacks coach. KUSA-TV in Denver was first to report the impending hires.

McCoy left Denver and then-quarterback Peyton Manning after a 2012 season when the Broncos finished second in points, fourth in total yards, fifth in passing yards and 16th in rushing. While the halcyon days of offensive football in Denver may have left with Manning, Friday's news bodes well for two young, moldable quarterbacks on the roster.

Both Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch will have a chance to be the team's opening day starter. Neither has a complete season as a starter under their belts.

Siemian was 8-6 as a starter in Denver this season, with 3,401 passing yards, 18 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Lynch made three appearances, throwing for 497 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.

While neither may have the foundational skills of Derek Carr, they do have Musgrave, a long-time quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator who was present for each of Carr's two Pro Bowl seasons. Had Carr not broken his leg in a late December game this season, he would undoubtedly be listed among the top candidates for most valuable player.

This year's Broncos team finished 22nd in points and 27th in yards under outgoing head coach Gary Kubiak. Knowing that this cannot remain the case, Joseph and team vice president John Elway made some major moves before their first weekend of work began.

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