DENVER - The Denver Broncos promoted quarterbacks coach Adam Gase to offensive coordinator Thursday, according to 7Sports anchor Lionel Bienvenu.
Former offensive coordinator Mike McCoy left the Broncos to become the head coach at the San Diego Chargers this week.
Bienvenu tweeted that Broncos head coach John Fox picked Gase because he has a "continuity and comfort level with Peyton [Manning]."
“Adam was an integral part of the success we had offensively this season and was heavily involved in all aspects of our game plan, both during the week and on gameday,” said Broncos' head coach John Fox. “Maintaining that continuity with our offense was very important in this decision. While we did speak with several qualified candidates, it became clear that Adam was the best fit to be our offensive coordinator."
"Adam is a bright coach with a great future, and I am confident he’ll have success in his new role," said Fox.
Gase joined the Broncos in 2009. He spent two years as the team's wide receivers coach before becoming quarterbacks coach, according to DenverBroncos.com.
Working with Gase in 2012, Manning set every major franchise single-season passing mark in his first year with the club and was named a Pro Bowl starter. He finished the 2012 regular season with team records for completions (400), passing yards (4,659), completion percentage (68.6%), touchdowns (37) and passer rating (105.8), according to the Broncos.
Gase told the Broncos website that Manning is the hardest worker he's ever been around.
"As far as the quarterback position or any position I’ve been associated with, I’ve never seen a guy work as hard as he does," said Gase."Every minute he’s in the building is utilized. There’s no waste of time.”
“He’s great. He’s constantly chiming in and helping those guys [the other quarterbacks]. He does a great job as far as being the leader of that group," said Gase. "His ability to communicate is probably hands down one of the best things he does, especially with younger players. He knows how to talk to them and how to get them in the right spot.”
Gase began his coaching career in 2000 at Louisiana State University and worked at the school until taking a position in the Detroit Lions' scouting department in 2003. He worked there for three season before joining the San Francisco 49ers as an offensive assistant.
Gase attended Michigan State University from 1996-99 and received a bachelor’s degree from the school.
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