2022 Denver Broncos NFL Coaching Staff

New head coach Nathaniel Hackett replaced the old with the new, experienced with inexperienced in almost every coaching position.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — As a relatively young head coach, Nathaniel Hackett doesn’t have to worry about his assistants’ adherence.

With the exception of Zach Azzanni (receivers) and Christian Parker (defensive backs), all older, very experienced – and dare we say, more determined in their ways? – top assistants in Vic Fangio’s coaching staff have been fired.

Hackett has replaced them with untrained, enthusiastic coaches he can shape. He has a unique coaching system and style that he will instill in his assistant coaches, who in turn will coach the players, who will ultimately drive the whole operation forward.

It’s similar to what Matt LaFleur did when he became head coach of the Green Bay Packers three years ago.

Three 13, 13 and 13-win seasons later, Hackett appears to be adopting the LaFleur strategy of building personnel in Denver.

There’s a certain mix of experience in the Broncos’ new staff. Hackett adds Dom Capers as a senior defensive adviser and keeps Bill Kollar as a consultant. The average age of these two is 70 years old. Otherwise, that staff is largely filled with coaches who have more experience teaching college players than NFL athletes.

It’s so original that Hackett even brings in his former University of California-Davis neurobiology classmate, John Vieira, to serve as a trainer for trainers. Vieira held a similar role the previous two years at Green Bay.

Now, if Hackett can get quarterback Aaron Rodgers to follow him to Denver, the Broncos will be ready to face off in 2022.

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According to reports from 9NEWS, the Broncos’ new coaching staff is complete. There can be a quality defensive coach here and an assistant defensive line coach there. But otherwise, here’s Hackett’s staff (with the coaches they’ve replaced in parentheses):

THE HEAD COACH

  • Nathaniel HackettVic Fangio
  • Special Assistant to Head Coach/Instructional Designer: John Vieira
  • Consultant: Bill Kollar*

*Coaches returning from Vic Fangio’s 2021 staff.

OFFENSE

  • Coordinator: Justin Outten (Pat Shurmur)
  • QB/Passing Game Coordinator: Klint Kubiak (Mike Shula)
  • Offensive line: Butch Barry (Mike Munchak)
  • WR: Zach Azzanni*
  • AR: Tyrone Wheatley (Curtis Modkins)
  • TE: Jake Moreland (Wade Harman)
  • Offensive Line Assistant: Ben Steele (Chris Kuper)
  • Quality control: Justin Rascati*
  • Quality Control: Ramon Chinyoung (Chris Cook)

*Coaches returning from Vic Fangio’s 2021 staff.

DEFENSE

  • Coordinator: Ejiro Evero (Ed Donatell)
  • Defensive back: Christian Parker*
  • Linebackers: Peter Hansen (Reggie Herring)
  • Defensive line: Marcus Dixon (Bill Kollar)
  • Outside linebackers: Bert Watts (John Pagano)
  • Assistant defensive backs: Ola Adams (Chris Beake)
  • Senior Defensive Consultant: Dom Capers

*Coaches returning from Vic Fangio’s 2021 staff.

SPECIAL TEAMS

  • Coordinator: Dwayne Stukes (Tom McMahon)
  • Special teams assistant: Mike Mallory (Chris Gould)

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