Denver Broncos promote QB coach Adam Gase to offensive coordinator

Adam Gase (Photo: DenverBroncos.com)

Adam Gase (Photo: DenverBroncos.com)

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Perhaps in an effort to provide continuity for their future hall of fame quarterback, the Denver Broncos will promote current quarterbacks coach Adam Gase to fill their recently-vacated offensive coordinator position.

Gase will take over the play calling duties and the team will now begin a search for a new quarterbacks coach. 

The move would make Gase, 34, among the youngest coordinators in the NFL. Though he has no experience as an offensive coordinator, Gase does have eight years of NFL experience on his resume, including stops as a receivers coach with the Detroit Lions and San Francisco 49ers.

He also coached receivers with the Broncos for two years before becoming the quarterbacks coach in 2011.

Gase was the recipient of heaping amounts of praise over the course of the 2012 season from quarterback Peyton Manning, who allegedly had clashes with the now-departed Mike McCoy about the tempo of the Broncos offense. 

Manning finished 2012 with MVP-like numbers, passing for 4,659 yards with 37 touchdowns and just 11 interceptions. The yardage and touchdown totals are the second highest of his career, while the interception total is the third lowest of his career.

McCoy, the Broncos offensive coordinator for the last four seasons, announced earlier in the week that he would leave the Broncos to take a head coaching position with the San Diego Chargers, one of Denver’s division rivals.