Report: Kyle Shanahan thinks Denver is the best job opening

AP

Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is a candidate for most of the NFL’s six head-coaching vacancies, but there’s reportedly one he prefers over the others, and that’s the one his dad once had.

The Denver job is the one Shanahan has his eyes on, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network. Shanahan’s father, Mike Shanahan, coached the Broncos to two Super Bowl titles.

If Broncos G.M. John Elway wants to keep the Broncos on the same course set by the recently retired head coach Gary Kubiak, Shanahan would make a lot of sense: Shanahan’s first coordinator job was under Kubiak in Houston, and Shanahan would likely be open to keeping a lot of Kubiak’s assistants, which Elway said he hoped the next head coach would do.

Shanahan is set to interview with Elway on Saturday. Shanahan has also drawn interest from the 49ers, Jaguars and Rams.

35 responses to “Report: Kyle Shanahan thinks Denver is the best job opening

  1. EVERYONE thinks the Denver job is the best opening.
    And Kyle Shanahan is the best candidate for that job at this moment in his career and this moment in Broncos history.

  2. Everybody knows that along with Kyle you get The Rat too, and the Donko’s are obviously alright with it.

    I don’t know that any other team would be.

  3. Considering Elway and the Old Man couldn’t get along, seems like Kyle might not want to go there.

  4. I dont know, the 49ers organization has got to be very unappealing. Imagine you and five friends go to the bar. Everyone gets a dime piece and you are stuck with the 49ers looking broad. Nobody wants her. They all want the Denver Broncos looking woman that looks attractive. The 49ers woman, ewwwwweeeeeee no thanks. Her parents are straight up loser and ok with it

  5. Denver is probably the perfect job for Kyle Shanahan. They have a great GM, and this would be about as smooth a transition as possible for Paxton Lynch.

  6. no franchise qb and a defense that isn’t the same, I don’t see this as the best job opening

  7. I don’t see Denver as the best job. Great defense, wounded offense, high expectations, and apparently some locker room issues.

  8. Who would you rather coach, a good team that needs an improved OLine and maybe a RB to be back in the playoffs, or a terrible team with no QB and a bad roster?

  9. Kyle goes to the Broncos and brings Kirk Cousins with him and Denver wins the SB next year breaking every Redskins fans heart with the win.

  10. davedsone says:
    Jan 5, 2017 7:42 AM
    I don’t see Denver as the best job. Great defense, wounded offense, high expectations, and apparently some locker room issues.
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    Don’t know what you’ve been smoking but I want some of it!

    So tell me, what other open head coaching position is the cream of the crop?

    Since 1976 this organization has had only 6 LOSING seasons! And one of those seasons was the 1982 Strike shortened season! 40 years and only 6 losing seasons tells me this organization knows what the hell they are doing!! Hell, they made the playoffs with Tebow at QB and Josh Mishandles coaching! And don’t give me that salary cap cheating bull! Patriots have done far worse than that!

  11. How is running the same outdated zone blocking/bootleg roll out system that Kubiak was running, a good idea?

    The Broncos are seriously flawed, as they can’t expect to field great defenses every year due poor drafting and who and when a FA they may need is actually available.

    What Elway just did would not be how you would want a GM to operate.

    Morphing into George Steinbrenner in the salary cap era of the NFL, while keeping outdated offensive systems, is a sign of future mediocrity or worse.

  12. This guy is okay until things get rough, injuries, losing, bad luck. etc,. Then he whines and runs to daddy. Been that way everywhere he’s been. People tend not to like him, in a hurry. Good luck Denver!

  13. Jacksonville’s a better opening. Low expectations. A good young defense and some pieces on offense. QB is a question mark, but it’s not a win now situation. Denver is a hobbled team impatient to get back to the super bowl. Those dynamics aren’t great imo.

  14. Just think, he can continue the family tradition of salary cap cheating with Elway. That’s a match made in heaven !

  15. Can everyone agree, regardless of the immense talent afforded him in Atlanta, that this man knows offense, is highly intelligent and knows Quarterbacks? So what makes ANYONE think he would take a job where he didn’t see potential in those areas? Denver is going land Shanahan and likely dominate the league. And Denver haters simply don’t like it.

  16. What has Elway ever done except overpay for Gomer, Talib, Welker, etc?

    How is this the makings of a great GM?

    They got torched in CB 48 because he had masked serious flaws with these knee jerk signings and without PEDs running rampant through the locker room last year and NE fielding a B Squad due to decimation of a roster from injuries like in 2013, just what is so impressive?

    Expect to miss the playoffs next year, too.

    He’s also overpaid for Thomas and Von MIller too, because he had no leverage.

    It sort of reminds of how the Jets were operating from 2009-2013.

    Yikes!

  17. It’s weird. Matt Ryan had his worst year as a pro last season and is having his best year this season. How much of that is Shanahan? Hard to tell. While this season tells you that Shanahan has high upside as a coach, you can’t ignore last season either.

    Also, people like to talk about all the weapons the Falcons have but the clear key this year has been Alex Mack. The vastly improved O-line has made the offense work as Shanahan intended and given Matt Ryan the time and confidence to stand in the pocket and run the offense.

  18. mrloser444 says:
    Jan 5, 2017 8:37 AM
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    Don’t know what you’ve been smoking but I want some of it!

    So tell me, what other open head coaching position is the cream of the crop?

    Since 1976 this organization has had only 6 LOSING seasons! And one of those seasons was the 1982 Strike shortened season! 40 years and only 6 losing seasons tells me this organization knows what the hell they are doing!! Hell, they made the playoffs with Tebow at QB and Josh Mishandles coaching! And don’t give me that salary cap cheating bull! Patriots have done far worse than that!

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    I love the selective statistical pull.
    if you look at your crap org as a whole, you have 17 losing seasons, 9 .500 seasons and you were caught cheating 2/3 of the superbowls – so you can take those seasons and consider them losses too!
    you are the most overrated team in the league with the only things putting you on the map of relevance is manning, who the WWNFL made sure walked away winning*, and elway who got blatantly caught cheating.
    now your headed back to the cellar you came from. The rest of the fan base couldnt be happier about that – especially Oz who will be playing this weekend as your team watches from your couches!

  19. tylawspick6 says:
    Jan 5, 2017 10:14 AM
    What has Elway ever done except overpay for Gomer, Talib, Welker, etc?

    How is this the makings of a great GM?

    They got torched in CB 48 because he had masked serious flaws with these knee jerk signings and without PEDs running rampant through the locker room last year and NE fielding a B Squad due to decimation of a roster from injuries like in 2013, just what is so impressive?

    Expect to miss the playoffs next year, too.

    It sort of reminds of how the Jets were operating from 2009-2013.
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    I guess we conveniently forget 5 division titles and 2 SB appearances, 1-win. The NFL team with the highest winning percentage in the NFL under current ownership? You know. Mediocre GM, just like the Jets huh?

    The only NFL team to consistently beat the Patriots in the playoffs (Mr. Ty Law)…you know that one too.

    -GoDenBroncos

  20. tylawspick6 says:
    Jan 5, 2017 9:18 AM
    How is running the same outdated zone blocking/bootleg roll out system that Kubiak was running, a good idea?
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    Says the pmen fan that’s seems to ALWAYS be on the Broncos thread!

    Once Tommy boy is DONE you are more than welcome to be a Broncos fan since you seem to know A LOT about Denver!

  21. joetoronto says:
    Jan 5, 2017 5:30 AM

    Everybody knows that along with Kyle you get The Rat too, and the Donko’s are obviously alright with it.

    I don’t know that any other team would be.
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    Well Joey, some teams always attract the top candidates. Others get the Whites, Bugels, Shells, Callahans. Turners, Kiffins, Cables, Allens, Sparanos, and Sleazy Del Rios. Ya just never know what is in that box of chocolates.

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