It’s official. The Denver Broncos have found their guy to replace Mike McCoy. It turns out that they’ve had their guy all along.
The Broncos promoted quarterbacks coach Adam Gase to offensive coordinator. At 34-years-old, Gase becomes one of the youngest coordinators in the league. He’s been with the Broncos since 2009 when he was brought on as a receivers coach, but he got his start in the NFL in 2005 with the Detroit Lions. Gase was also an offensive assistant for the San Francisco 49ers in 2008.
2012 was Gase’s second year as a quarterbacks coach with the Broncos.
Adam was an integral part of the success we had offensively this season and was heavily involved in all aspects of our game plan, both during the week and on gameday. Maintaining that continuity with our offense was very important in this decision. While we did speak with several qualified candidates, it became clear that Adam was the best fit to be our offensive coordinator.
His coaching background along with his familiarity with our players is very strong. He did a great job working with Peyton [Manning] and all of our quarterbacks the last two seasons. Adam is a bright coach with a great future, and I am confident he’ll have success in his new role. – John Fox
The Broncos wanted to make a decision before this weekend because the coaching staff goes to Hawaii on Sunday to coach the AFC squad in the Pro Bowl.