It was reported late last night the Denver Broncos would name their new offensive coordinator before the weekend.
And by Thursday morning, it was a done deal.
The Broncos have promoted quarterbacks coach Adam Gase to offensive coordinator. Gase has been with the Broncos since 2009 and replaces Mike McCoy, who was hired Tuesday as the new head coach of the San Diego Chargers.
Gase is an internal hire, so he’s already familiar with players, coaches, and management. Only 34, Gase has been in the NFL since 2005, though this will be his first time as offensive coordinator.
Former Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt was rumored as a strong candidate to replace McCoy.
Gase’s promotion is the second Broncos coaching move made this week. Denver named Cory Undlin as its new secondary coach Tuesday after announcing Ron Milus’ contract would not be renewed. Undlin served as Broncos defensive quality control coach in 2012.