After the stunning (but not surprising) news that the Broncos and coach John Fox have mutually parted ways, conflicting reports emerged regarding the status of the coaching staff. Still under contract (for now), they’re free to look elsewhere for work.
And all that that implies.
For offensive coordinator Adam Gase, it implies nothing. Per a league source with knowledge of the situation, Gase will be considered for the now-vacant head-coaching job.
The Broncos ultimately may not get that chance. According to multiple reports, Gase will interview with the 49ers for a second time on Monday night. If the 49ers move quickly, the Broncos may not be able to get him.
Of course, there’s a chance the Broncos don’t really want Gase to become the head coach, but that the Broncos in turn don’t want to alienate quarterback Peyton Manning by failing to give Gase consideration for the job.
Meanwhile, if Gase becomes the head coach in San Francisco, maybe the 49ers can “evaluate” Peyton Manning again.