Joe Lombardi joins Broncos after coaching up Justin Herbert

The Denver Broncos have a new offensive coordinator in Joe Lombardi, who was brought in under new head coach Sean Payton to replace Justin Outten.

Lombardi, 51, is the grandson of legendary NFL coach Vince Lombardi. The younger Lombardi has 27 years of experience as a football coach, including 17 years in the NFL.

Lombardi most recently served as offensive coordinator with the Los Angeles Chargers from 2021-2022, helping quarterback Justin Herbert throw for 9,753 yards and 63 touchdown passes over the last two seasons.

Lombardi will now aim to help Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson improve, and he has experience working closely with QBs. Lombardi had two different stints as a QBs coach under Payton with the New Orleans Saints from 2009-2013 (winning one Super Bowl) and again from 2016-2020.

In addition to working with the Chargers and Saints, Lombardi has also coached with the Detroit Lions, Atlanta Falcons, four college programs and a former XFL team. Denver will mark his third offensive coordinator tenure in the NFL.

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