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Denver Broncos additional candidate: Mike McDaniel, OC, 49ers
Speaking of the San Francisco 49ers, why is their offensive coordinator — Mike McDaniel — not being considered by George Paton?
McDaniel is an Auroria, CO native.
In 2005, he interned in Denver under Mike Shanahan. He was then hired in 2006 by Gary Kubiak in Houston at the age of 23 as an assistant.
By 2011, he was hired again in Washington by Mike Shanahan and promoted to WRs coach in 2013. He joined Kyle Shanahan in 2014 with the Cleveland Browns and followed him to Atlanta in 2015. In 2017, he once again followed Shanahan to the 49ers and has been working there ever since.
He’s been the team’s run game coordinator and this year was promoted to offensive coordinator.
Gee, I wonder why.
Perhaps Shanahan promoted McDaniel to the title of offensive coordinator to prevent other teams from poaching him away in a lateral move. Just a thought.
Now, the 49ers have advanced in the playoffs over the Dan Quinn and Kellen Moore-led Dallas Cowboys in Dallas. McDaniel is obviously a huge reason for the team’s success.
Kyle Shanahan was probably having a good laugh when John Elway poached Rich Scangarello from him instead of this guy.
He’s 38 years old and has already been coaching in the NFL for the majority of the last 16 years. He’s been a disciple under Mike Shanahan, Gary Kubiak, and now Kyle Shanahan.
He’s a Yale graduate.
The 49ers’ run game has been outstanding and obviously, McDaniel is a sharp dude who knows how to utilize weapons, even if Kyle Shanahan is the primary play-caller in San Francisco.
The fact that this guy is not on the Broncos’ list should be a criminal offense.