The Denver Broncos’ head coaching search is underway. Which rumored candidates will ultimately not be getting the job, though?
There is so much information to digest now that the Denver Broncos have fired head coach Vance Joseph, and are pressing onward into the future with someone new in mind.
Who is going to be the next head coach of the team? Before we find that out, let’s take some time and eliminate some candidates whose names have been thrown around.
Here are three guys who will not be the next head coach of the Denver Broncos.
Gase was most recently the head coach of the Denver Broncos, but was hired by the Denver Broncos back in 2009 when they hired Josh McDaniels to be their head coach.
Gase ascended through the coaching ranks with Denver, coaching the wide receivers, then the quarterbacks, then ultimately getting named offensive coordinator.
He was the offensive coordinator for the greatest offense in league history, at least in terms of points scored, and then was interviewed by the Broncos in 2015 when they decided to hire Gary Kubiak.
Gase then went on to become head coach of the Miami Dolphins, and they fired him on Black Monday.
The history between the Broncos (specifically John Elway) and Gase is not pleasant. When the Broncos played the Dolphins in 2017, Gase tried to run up the score and embarrass the Broncos with Jay Cutler at quarterback and Julius Thomas at tight end, no less.
Elway stated at his end-of-season press conference that Gase was not a candidate at this time.
On paper, this reunion seems like a decent idea. Gase is a younger coach, offensive-minded, and did a great job in Miami when his quarterback was actually healthy. The bad blood here is just too significant to ignore.