The clock is ticking on five NFL head coaching positions. As is often the case, one will hire and others will follow, often quickly.
Some believe the Broncos could be out first on Wednesday. They were very impressed with 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans, who no one can hire until his team’s current season is over. Former Stanford coach David Shaw also proved to be a very viable candidate.
Sean Payton works multiple jobs. The prospect of waiting for Payton of the year began to gain momentum. As of wildcard weekend, we reported that it was a 50/50 offer, Payton will take the job this year or wait until 2024.
Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn was also interviewing for a job in Denver. He coached the Falcons for six seasons, leading them to Super Bowl LI. He is believed to have brought former Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell with him. Whether it’s a former Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is on board with this capability is not known.
The show is associated with Broncos limited partner Condoleezza Rice. During the Stanford Show she would help Shaw recruit. Recently, Mile Klees of 9News.com called the show a potential “sleeping” for work.
Shaw, 50, has NFL experience as an assistant and he spent 12 years as a head coach at Stanford. Another former Stanford coach with NFL experience as an assistant coach became the 49ers coach at age 47. His name was Bill Walsh. Other former Stanford coaches who excelled in the NFL include Dennis Green and Jim Harbaugh.
The Broncos have had three direct head coaches who won the position with no experience as a head coach. The last coach, Nathaniel Hackett, was a disaster.
While many think the Broncos will now be heavily leaning towards hiring a former NFL head coach, Shaw’s experience in running a major college program for a dozen years can be considered just as good as that of an NFL head coach, even more so. that (unlike the recent former head of college coaches who quickly failed in the NFL), Shaw has nine years of experience with NFL teams.
Rice’s connection should not be overlooked, given that she was directly involved in interviews with Denver coaching candidates. Familiarity always helps when choosing a head coach, and Rice has plenty of it with Shaw.
At a time when the football program needs stability and calm, the fact that Rice has a level of comfort with Shaw is a real advantage, especially since the rest of the brand new owner group has no experience when it comes to choosing a head coach.
As one executive from another team recently explained to PFT, owners often get overwhelmed by the process of hiring a head coach because, despite all the success they may have had in other areas of the job, they end up not knowing what to look for when hiring. Main coach.
If the Walton-Penner group saw fit to include Rice among the owners and involve her in the process, her voice may resonate when it comes time to make a choice, since the rest of the ownership group will not even be able to begin to come up with arguments against Shaw or in favor of someone else. . So if Shaw is good enough for Rice, Shaw could be good enough for majority owners Greg Penner, Rob Walton and Carrie Walton Penner, and limited partners Mellody Hobson and Sir Lewis Hamilton.