Report: Broncos to hire former Saints OC Pete Carmichael

The Denver Broncos are expected to hire former New Orleans Saints offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael, NOLA.com reported on Tuesday.

While the exact role for Carmichael is unknown, the move will reunite him with Broncos head coach Sean Payton and potentially offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi.

Carmichael, 52, was fired on Jan. 16 after an 18-year stint with New Orleans, including a significant portion as the offensive coordinator under the then-Saints head coach Payton.

Carmichael initially joined Payton’s staff in 2006 and worked with the team’s quarterbacks and passing game for three seasons. Carmichael has served as New Orleans’ offensive coordinator since 2009 and worked through the coaching transition from Payton to Dennis Allen.

The Saints (9-8) finished 14th in total offense (337.2 average yards per game) and 21st in rushing offense (102.5) in 2023, missing out on the playoffs in a tiebreaker with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the NFC South division title.