Gase is not perfect. But he’s close to a perfect fit for Manning. They share a pedal-to-the-metal offensive mindset and have built three years of history, from hours in the meeting room to record-setting Sundays and agonizing defeats. Pass on Gase as head coach now, and you can bet he’s bound for Atlanta or elsewhere to serve as offensive coordinator with a new NFL team.
The conventional wisdom is Brock Osweiler will bolt in free agency next year. But if Peyton Manning is going to stick around for one more year, then Denver and Adam Gase would figure to provide Osweiler his best chance of starting in 2016.