Report: Broncos interview David Shaw

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Former NFL head coach Jim Caldwell wasn’t the only candidate the Broncos interviewed Wednesday. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Broncos also talked to former Stanford head coach David Shaw.

Shaw, 50, resigned from his alma mater Nov. 27 after 12 seasons at the helm.

He said at the time that he was “not burnt out” but had no desire to coach another team at this point.

Shaw went 96-54 in his career, but the Cardinal had back-to-back 3-9 seasons and a 14-28 stretch since the start of 2019.

He previously spent nine seasons as an assistant coach in the NFL. He was a quality control coach for the Eagles in 1997 and held the same position with the Raiders from 1998-2000 before earning a promotion to quarterbacks coach for the Raiders in 2001.

Shaw coached the quarterbacks and receivers for the Ravens from 2002-04 before coaching only the team’s receivers in 2005.

In 2006, Shaw returned to the college game, where he has remained since.

14 responses to “Report: Broncos interview David Shaw

  1. The Stanford program steadily declined after Harbaugh left. They shoulda fired Shaw 2 years ago. That being said , I hope the Broncos hire him.

  2. Rooney Rule met. Let’s move on. But I like how they interviewed a guy who said he wasn’t interested in coaching at this point.

  3. Shaw is an excellent coach.
    I know people are gonna point out the last two years…but he’s a great coach and great culture setter, which this team needs.
    He will bring respectability to this team.
    I just hope he’s not a Rooney Rule stand in and its a legit interview.

  4. Jim Caldwell is the best, and most qualified coach theyll interview. Which goes to prove how whitewashed the nfl is, because everytime Caldwell is used as a rooney rule requirement, the team that gives him the sham interview mires in mediocrity for a decade. Its not fair, but it keeps happening; Caldwell’s the best leader of men the league’s seen in yearss, and hopefully an owner (LIKE rooney) will give him a real shot

  5. As a long time Bronco fan, Im okay with this. He has the credentials and checks off all the boxes.

  6. It would be a good fit and maybe the last chance for Shaw to come in to the NFL as a head coach. From here on out it is more likely QB coach or offensive coordinator.

  7. LMFAO. They have no interest in David Shaw. He rode Harbaugh’s coattails and eventually drove Stanford into the ground. We know why they interviewed him

  8. Sounds like Harbaugh is going to be their next HC and shaw his OC. They already have one of his ex-defensive assistants on the staff as the DC.

  9. Coaching hires usually reflect the problems the team is trying to fix from the guy just fired and Shaw is about the polar opposite of Hackett: He’s widely respected and viewed and seen as being a leader and he’d be an overall manager rather than largely focused on just one side of the ball.

  10. First ballot HOF QB Russell Wilson is better than any QB in the history of Stanford football.

    All the coaches want this job.

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