Neither Ken Whisenhunt nor Tom Moore is going to be the next offensive coordinator of the Denver Broncos.
Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that the team will promote quarterbacks coach Adam Gase to offensive coordinator. Gase replaces Mike McCoy, who left the team to become head coach of the Chargers this week.
Whisenhunt was linked with the job on Wednesday after the Eagles hired Chip Kelly and it became clear that Whisenhunt wasn’t landing another head coaching job after being fired by the Cardinals at the end of the regular season. Moore’s name came up because of his connections to Peyton Manning from Indianapolis and his own desire to return to a coordinator position after spending the last couple of years consulting with the Jets and Titans.
In the end, though, the Broncos opted for continuity. Gase has been on the staff since 2009, serving first as the wide receivers coach before moving up to work with Manning and the other quarterbacks. That experience working with Manning and the fact that Manning can take on some of the play calling burden from the line of scrimmage likely helped convince John Fox that Gase could handle the promotion at 34 years of age.