Per multiple reports, the Jets have hired Arizona defensive coordinator Todd Bowles as their new head coach. Bowles, who interviewed in Denver after Mike Shanahan was fired, reportedly got a four-year deal.
According to Manish Mehta, the Jets locked up Bowles in part due to uncertainty about whether they could land Dan Quinn, reported to be their first choice. Quinn is also said to be a candidate for the Broncos' head job, so the Bowles signing takes out one of Denver's main competitors for the Seattle DC.
According to Steve Corkran, should Jack Del Rio become Oakland's next head coach, his first choice for a defensive coordinator would be former Falcons head man Mike Smith, who filled that position under Del Rio for five years in Jacksonville.
Here are the reported candidates to succeed John Fox as Broncos head coach in 2015. We'll update this as more news breaks:
According to NFLN's Jeff Darlington, Adam Gase concluded his second interview with San Francisco and is currently meeting with John Elway & Co. at Dove Valley.
But as Darlington suggests, this may provide no indication Gase's interest or lack thereof in the Niners job. After all, 49ers brass came to Denver to meet with him, and passing on an interview with the Broncos would mean standing up Elway, and perhaps by proxy, his buddy Peyton Manning.
John Elway's search for a new head coach now reportedly includes a second closest ex-teammate. According to Mike Klis, former longtime Broncos player and coach Rick Dennison is under consideration to replace John Fox.
Dennison is currently Baltimore's quarterbacks coach under Gary Kubiak, who has been described by many to be the frontrunner for the job. The former linebacker previously auditioned for the Broncos gig after the firings of Mike Shanahan and Josh McDaniels.
Per Adam Schefter, the Broncos have requested an interview with Detroit defensive coordinator Teryl Austin, who has been one of the hotter head coaching candidates this month.
Not that it ever made a whole lot of sense, but according to Lindsay Jones, there's no chance that Mike Shanahan will make a return as the Broncos' head man.
It has long been important to Shanny that he have say over personnel, and can anyone imagine him sharing that task with John Elway? As much as each man's successes are tied to the other, there's not enough space in a single draft room for their egos.
Adam Gase, who already works for Elway, and is 18 years his junior, or Gary Kubiak, who was his backup for nine years? Different stories, entirely.
According to Adam Schefter, the Broncos will seek an interview with Gary Kubiak, their former offensive coordinator and John Elway's longtime backup.
Currently Baltimore's OC, Kubes announced on Sunday his intentions to remain with the Ravens and pass on interviews with the Bears and Jets. But it's inconceivable that he'd snub his buddy Elway and not at least take the meeting.
According to Ian Rapoport, the 49ers will interview Adam Gase on Tuesday for a second time. Presumably, they'll do their damnedest to keep Gase from walking out the door and entertaining a Dove Valley promotion.
In San Francisco, Gase would be tasked with reviving the career of Colin Kaepernick, and he'd be working for this dipsy doodle (can you imagine a 34-year-old owner and 36-year-old head coach together?).