Broncos Fire Josh McDaniels

ENGLEWOOD, CO - SEPTEMBER 21: Denver Broncos head coach Josh McDaniel addresses the media during a press conference to discuss the death of Bronco wide receiver Kenny McKinley at the Denver Broncos Headquarters at Dove Valley on September 21, 2010 in Englewood, Colorado. McKinley, 23, was found dead in his home in an apparent suicide September 20, 2010 in Arapahoe County, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)


The Kansas City Chiefs beat the Broncos 10-6 Sunday and it appeared to be the nail in the coffin for Denver coach Josh McDaniels.

Sportscenter announced just moments ago that the Broncos have fired McDaniels just 3/4 of the way through his second season as the head coach.

McDaniels has had a rough go of it in Denver. After starting 6-0 last season the Broncos have been downright awful going a pitiful 5-17 since. McDaniels was also criticized for a number of boneheaded personnel decisions including running Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall out of town and drafting Tim Tebow in the first round of the draft.

This is going to send pretty big waves through the Broncos organization and the AFC West. All players drafted by McDaniels, including Tebow, are now somewhat damaged goods. The future is now very uncertain in Denver.

One thing is for sure, the Denver Broncos will be paying three coaches next season. They are still on the hook for Mike Shanahan’s contract and now they’ll have to pay out McDaniels plus whoever they hire to replace him.

What a mess.

We’ll have more as this develops but what are your early thoughts?

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