When the Denver Broncos kicked off the 2021 NFL season with a 3-0 start, many thought the pieces might finally be coming together for Vic Fangio in a prove-it year. But things have taken a turn and the coach who entered the season on the hot seat could be losing favor in Denver.

After consecutive victories over the New York Giants, Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Jets, Denver is plummeting down the NFL standings. Following Thursday night's loss to the Cleveland Browns, the Broncos are on a four-game skid and patience with Fangio is running thin.

According to Pro Football Network, there are rumblings from Denver that Fangio's message inside the locker room is becoming stale and he's at risk of losing many players, if he hasn't done so already.