Most players don’t get a say in who will coach them. But most players are not Peyton Manning.
Manning is as important to the Broncos as any player is to any team, so it’s not surprising that Broncos front office boss John Elway confirmed that he and head coach John Fox consulted with Manning before making the decision to promote quarterbacks coach Adam Gase to offensive coordinator after Mike McCoy left to become the head coach in San Diego.
“We asked what [Manning thought],” Elway told USA Today. “There was no resistance there, let’s put it that way.”
Gase was effusive in his praise for Manning when he first took the offensive coordinator position, and Elway said he thinks the Manning-led Broncos offense will look a lot in 2013 like it did in 2012.
“He’ll do some things he’s familiar with and comfortable with, and we might simplify some things,” Elway said. “He’s young, bright, a lot of upside. He knew the system, knew Peyton, so to me it was the logical choice.”
Gase is the logical choice as long as Gase is willing to let Manning keep running the offense.