The Jacksonville Jaguars have had quite a few names linked to their offensive coordinator search and thanks to Jeff Darlington of NFL Network, there's another name to throw into the mix; Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase.
With head-coaching gigs suddenly fleeting, teams with OC jobs see opportunity. I’m told Jaguars would like to talk to Adam Gase.— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) January 14, 2015
Gase has been the Broncos offensive coordinator since the 2013 season, but there have always been questions about how much of the Broncos offense is Gase actually calling plays and how much is just Peyton Manning running the show.
Gase began his NFL coaching career in 2003 with the Detroit Lions as a scouting assistant and quickly worked his way up to be a wide receivers assistant and then became the Lions quarterbacks coach in 2007. Gase spent the 2008 season with the San Francisco 49ers as an offensive assistant before joining the Broncos in 2009 as a wide receiver coach, moving to the quarterbacks coach in 2011 and then the offensive coordinator in 2013.
He's one of the younger coaches in the NFL at just 36 years old, but players like Manning have spoken very highly of his understanding of NFL offenses. Gase was linked to plenty of head coaching gigs, even the Broncos job and is said to have multiple offensive coordinator positions available to him if he chooses to move on from Denver.