Broncos Offensive Coordinator Pat Shurmur Returns to Work After Missing First Match in Coaching – The Denver Post

Broncos offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur began his coaching career in 1988, meaning he did not run into many first places. But being tested positive for COVID-19 on Nov. 12 meant he missed the Broncos’ loss to Philadelphia.

“It was actually the first four days of work I’ve ever missed as a coach, so that part was frustrating,” Shurmur said before training on Thursday morning.

Shurmur’s positive test came back one Friday morning, and his wife, Jennifer, also got the virus.

“Once you’re in the protocol, you’re in a kind of lockdown,” Pat said. “We sat there and watched the match.… The guys were fighting. We just weren’t playing enough. I was obviously messing with them.”

Shurmur said the Broncos’ coaches “basically had our plan ready to go” when he was sent home from the facility. He remained involved in the coaches’ meetings via Zoom video conferencing.

Was it a helpless feeling to see from home?

“To some degree,” Shurmur said. “I think (quarterback coach) Mike (Shula) did a great job of filling in. He’s called plays before and everyone else hit where they should.”

Chubb “really 50-50.” Outside linebacker Bradley Chubb underwent his third training session since starting his return-from-injury-reserve-watch.

“He did well (Wednesday),” coach Vic Fangio said before training. “Hopefully he picks it up (Thursday) and feels good again and takes some more steps. He really wants to be 50-50, whether he plays (Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers) or not.”

Chubb has not played since Week 2 in Jacksonville, departing after 19 shots, and he underwent surgery on an ankle on Sept. 22.

Fangio said that if Chubb is active against the Chargers, he will be in a moment, but hopes it would be more than 12-15 plays.

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