Broncos announce Joe Lombardi as offensive coordinator, 15 other coaches

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Word about the coaches who would be joining Sean Payton‘s staff in Denver has trickled in since Payton took the job earlier this month and the team officially announced 16 hires on Saturday.

The announcement included definitive word about Joe Lombardi’s role with the team. Reports of his hiring came without a specific title, but the Broncos announced that he will be the offensive coordinator. Lombardi had the same job with the Chargers the last two years and he had two stints as Payton’s quarterbacks coach with the Saints.

The Broncos have also hired pass game coordinator John Morton, wide receivers coach Keary Colbert, tight ends coach Declan Doyle, and offensive line coach Zach Strief. The team is reportedly set to hire Davis Webb as their quarterbacks coach, but he was not among the coaches announced on Saturday.

Defensive coordinator Vance Joseph will be joined by inside linebackers coach Greg Manusky, outside linebackers coach Michael Wilhoite, defensive line coach Marcus Dixon, and defensive backs coach Christian Parker. Dixon and Parker are holdovers from last season’s staff.

As previously reported, Mike Westhoff will be assistant head coach, Ben Kotwica will serve as special teams coordinator, and Chris Banjo will be the assistant special teams coach.

The Broncos also named Dan Dalrymple as their head strength and conditioning coach, Korey Jones as their assistant strength and conditioning coach, and Paul Kelly as the assistant to the head coach.

9 responses to “Broncos announce Joe Lombardi as offensive coordinator, 15 other coaches

  1. Vance Joseph and his 30 point defense. Have fun with that! We called him Vance ‘30’ in AZ

  2. Good grief. Coaching staffs are becoming more and more bloated every year. Soon there will be as many coaches as there are players!

  3. Good god that is a weak coaching staff for what the Broncos gave up for Payton. Said he could bring Vangio and brought Mr soft off coverage himself Vance Joseph, good luck with that considering the QBs in your division. Hopefully Vance has learned you don’t blitz Mahomes 30 times in a game if you want to have an actual chance of beating him. I’m convinced Joseph has dirt on someone because he has no business being a DC in the NFL with the repeated failures he’s had. He does nothing well, doesn’t develop young talent, doesn’t put vets in positions to succeed or get the most out of guys, he’s far to blitz happy, has never been able to cover TEs despite being gifted with some of the most athletic ilbs in the NFL. Dude is terrible. Given how washed Wilson is I don’t see Denver’s offense scoring enough points for them to win games consistently especially in the AFC. I am happy AZs owner didn’t give up picks to land Payton only for Joseph to stay on as DC, Arizona ended up with a much better staff top to bottom in fact Denver tried to hire AZs DC and he told them to pound sand.

  4. From KC, and after watching what he did to Justin Herbert, Keenan Allen, and Mike Williams, we approve this hire.

  5. Payton knows what he is doing. Winning the off season with coaching is half the equation. Let’s see what talent they aquire before we give them the cheap trophy

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