JOHN CLAYTON

Clayton: Even in the offseason, big news is hitting the Broncos

Feb 3, 2022, 7:50 PM | Updated: Feb 4, 2022, 3:30 pm
MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA - JANUARY 09: Head coach Brian Flores of the Miami Dolphins walks the field ...
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Things have been busy for the Broncos the past two days.

First, it became official: The Bowlen Trust put the team up for sale. I have no idea how long it will take before the sale can be complete. The hope is something can get done before the start of the 2022 season. That’s a long period of time.

In the meantime, the Broncos are trying to fill their coaching staff. It shouldn’t be a surprise, but they keep adding people from the Green Bay Packers. That has to appeal to Aaron Rodgers, who has to decided if he wants to be traded from the Packers. You figure he does.

Justin Outten from the Packers signed on as the offensive coordinator. He was the tight end coach in Green Bay last year. They added Butch Barry as the offensive line coach. He was with the Packers. Naturally, you have Nathaniel Hackett of the Packers is the head coach. Klint Kubiak comes over from the Minnesota Vikings to be the passing game coordinator. He had been in Denver before.

The surprise is that they didn’t keep Mike Munchak. Munchak is perhaps the best offensive line coach in the league. The Pittsburgh Steelers need to do everything possible to get him back.

The other news item to me doesn’t make much sense. I can’t understand why Brian Flores would cite the Broncos in his lawsuit for discrimination in the head coaching search.

A lawsuit was probably needed to improve the Rooney Rule and enhance minority coaches getting head coaching jobs. But what did the Broncos do wrong> The Broncos reported they had five front office execs interview him. The interview went three and a half hours, according to the team.

Denver went with Vic Fangio back in 2019. In hindsight, that might’ve been a mistake. But few thought that at the time.

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