ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos have fired offensive coordinator Mike McCoy and will turn over play-calling duties to quarterbacks coach Bill Musgrave, a person with knowledge of the move told The Associated Press.
The person, speaking on condition of anonymity Monday because the team hasn’t made any announcement, confirmed the firing that was first reported by NFL.com.
The switch could be a precursor to giving former first-round draft pick Paxton Lynch an audition at quarterback.
The Broncos (3-7) are mired in a six-game skid, and McCoy has increasingly drawn scrutiny for his overly complex game plans and insistence on using three wide receivers as his base formation to both pass and run, even though the vast majority of the Broncos’ penalties, sacks and turnovers have come out of that formation.
McCoy joined Vance Joseph’s staff in…