The Denver Broncos have still not found their new head coach, which is okay. The season just ended, and they want to take their time to get this one right, as they obviously didn’t this time last year.
But, they have announced a new candidate that may be one of the more underrated ones. In fact, this guy gets a ton of praise from people, yet no one has thought about him being a head coach.
Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, former Stanford HC David Shaw interviewed today with the Denver Broncos about their head coaching job. Shaw spent nine years in the NFL, from 1997-2005, with the Eagles, Raiders, and Ravens, and is interested in returning to the pro game.
Adam Schein of CBS Sports had nothing but great things to say about Shaw.
I don’t give a damn about the end at Stanford.— Adam Schein (@AdamSchein) January 12, 2023
David Shaw is a flat out coaching stud. NFL teams have wanted him forever. He was fantastic as assistant with Raiders.
Would be fantastic anywhere. https://t.co/AxzoP70IEK
Shaw worked under Jim Harbaugh from 2006-2010 at San Diego and even at Stanford. Shaw was Harbaugh’s offensive coordinator at Stanford. There is also suspicion that if Shaw doesn’t get the job and Harbaugh does, Shaw could be Harbaugh’s offensive coordinator for the Broncos.
Both are Stanford guys, and the Broncos’ new ownership group has strong ties to Stanford, which could be why both guys are candidates, per Zac Stevens of DNVR.
It seems as if, and this is completely subjective, the Broncos are taking the right approach to the coaching search this time around.
Broncos owners Greg Penner, Carrie Walton-Penner and Condoleezza Rice all have VERY strong ties to Stanford.— Zac Stevens (@ZacStevensDNVR) January 12, 2023
No surprise they are looking into former Stanford coaches Jim Harbaugh and David Shaw.
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