Update: Denver made the hire of OLB coach John Pagano official on Thursday.
OFFICIAL: We’ve named John Pagano as outside linebackers coach.
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) February 6, 2020
Mike Klis of 9 News is reporting that the Broncos are hiring John Pagano to be their new OLBs coach.
The Broncos brought Pagano in for an interview on Thursday and it appears as though it went well enough for the team to make him an offer soon after.
Pagano, 52, began his NFL coaching career with the Saints in 1996 as a defensive assistant. He spent a few years with the Colts before joining the Chargers in 2002 as a defensive assistant & quality control coach.
Pagano worked his way up to defensive coordinator in 2012 and spent five years in that role before he agreed to become the assistant HC/defense for the Raiders. After Ken Norton Jr was fired as Oakland’s defensive coordinator, Pagano was promoted to defensive coordinator for the remainder of the season.
The Texans hired him as their defensive coordinator in January of 2018. However, he was let go a few weeks ago.