Broncos want to interview Kyle Shanahan

AP

Broncos General Manager John Elway said the team was looking at three or four possibilities as a head coach to take over for Gary Kubiak and one of them has come to light.

According to multiple reports, the Broncos have requested permission to speak to Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. Shanahan is a popular candidate right now as both the Rams and Jaguars have also reached out to set up interviews.

Shanahan has interviewed for top jobs in the past without getting the nod, but the work he’s done in Atlanta this season may be the final piece he needs to take the step to the next rung on the ladder. He’ll be eligible to interview with teams this weekend with the Falcons off until the divisional round of the playoffs, but can’t speak to teams again until the Falcons’ season is over or the week between the conference title games and the Super Bowl.

If it were to happen in Denver, his first head coaching job would come with the team that won two Super Bowls while they were coached by his father Mike and quarterbacked by Elway. Shanahan also worked with Kubiak in Houston and may provide some offensive continuity, although the team’s surely looking for better results on that side of the ball.

9 responses to “Broncos want to interview Kyle Shanahan

  1. It’s the perfect fit if it happens. It makes too much sense if Elway is interested in continuity.

  2. Surprise surprise….this is the reason for the Kubiak firing errr retirement.

    Kyle would have to be crazy to go to a team who fires a wildly successful coach like John Fox, and then gets rid of a superbowl winning coach who had the broncos close to unbeatable before a couple of significant imjuries.

  3. raiderlyfe510 says:
    Jan 2, 2017 1:57 PM
    Surprise surprise….this is the reason for the Kubiak firing errr retirement.

    Kyle would have to be crazy to go to a team who fires a wildly successful coach like John Fox, and then gets rid of a superbowl winning coach who had the broncos close to unbeatable before a couple of significant imjuries.

    You’re an idiot. No offense.

  4. The Broncos need a head coach that can stand up to Elway. Elway is probably worse than Jerry Jones when it comes interferring with the coaches. Kyle Shanahan is too young and does not have the resume to do that.

  5. All these anecdotal reviews of how Elway manages coaches are absurd.

    Fox was let go because it was clear to not only casual fans, but die hard Bronco fans alike that the team had flatlined with him.

    Elway tried on Monday to talk Kubes out of leaving. He liked Gary, they just had zero running game and no TE this year.

    Shanny the Younger makes a ton of sense. Elway’s relationship with Shanny the Elder could get in the way. He could also just make Wade the HC too.

    Thanks for all the hard work Gary. Go Broncos!

  6. Wasn’t his dad the one who was involved in cheating the salary cap by paying Elway and Davis under the table?

  7. Lets clear this up, Fox had the Chicago Bears deal already in his pocket. He asked Elway for more control over personnel and Elway said no. Fox left for “greener” pastures.

    As we can see how that is all turning out in Chicago, you can keep Fox.

  8. Not a fan of Shanahan II. He’s had a good year this year with the Falcons, but his years with Washington (with the exception of RGIII’s rookie year where the NFL hadn’t keyed on his schtick yet) weren’t impressive enough to make me think that he’s anything other than average. I think there are better choices out there honestly. Obviously he would be better than Josh McDaniels, who everyone seems to forget was a terrible head coach, and if Wade stays then Denver is certainly going offense, so Shanahan may be the pick ultimately, but I just don’t think that this past year is enough to blow us out of the water. Personnel is honestly a bigger problem, and hopefully Dennison will be gone soon too.

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