The Broncos lost 28-24 to the Kansas City Chiefs in their final game of the season Saturday, dropping them to 7-10 for the year. Fangio’s squads went 5-11 in 2020 and 7-9 the year prior as the defensive-minded coach struggled to put together a competent offense.
Broncos General Manager George Paton will take charge of the next coaching hire.
“This morning, George and I informed Vic of the decision to part ways with him as head coach of the Denver Broncos,” President and CEO Joe Ellis said in a statement. “For the last three seasons, Vic put his heart and soul into coaching the Broncos. I want to thank Coach Fangio for giving his maximum effort to our organization since the day he was hired.”
Fangio thanked team executives, players, coaches, staff and fans in a departing statement, saying it was an “honor and privilege” to coach the team for three seasons.
“The foundation is in place for this team to accomplish great things. The future is bright for the Denver Broncos, and I wish the organization nothing but the best.”
Fangio’s defensive prowess largely continued in Denver, but his teams were continually hampered by a struggling offense and underwhelming play from quarterbacks Joe Flacco, Drew Lock and Teddy Bridgewater.