Not long after the shocking news broke that the Denver Broncos would not have Gary Kubiak as the offensive coordinator next season, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reported that San Francisco 49ers quarterback coach Rich Scangarello is going to interview for the vacant position.
The #Broncos will interview #49ers QB coach Rich Scangarello for their offensive coordinator job Monday, source said. A key assistant for Kyle Shanahan since their days in Atlanta, Scangarello had a big hand getting Nick Mullens ready to roll this season. An intriguing option.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 11, 2019
This news is interesting on two fronts.
First, it’s a clear signal that the Broncos are looking to get younger and more innovative in terms of offensive philosophy. Scangarello engineered the top-scoring SCAC offense two years in a row during his stint at Millsap College in Mississippi.
Secondly, it’s interesting because the 49ers have recently blocked run-game coordinator Mike McDaniels from interviewing for offensive coordinator jobs. So, take from that what you will.
Originally a Tom Cable assistant at Idaho and then with the Oakland Raiders, Scangarello coached under Kyle Shanahan in 2015, then again in 2017-18.
UPDATE: 49ers deny request for interview
Broncos denied permission to interview 49ers’ quarterbacks coach Rich Scangarello for their offensive coordinator job, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 11, 2019
Well, that settles that!
No soup for you, John Elway.