Posted Tue Jan 18th by Kris Burke
Today the St. Louis Rams named former Denver Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels offense coordinator after negotiations between the two parties nearly broke down and McDaniels came close to accepting the same position with the Seattle Seahawks. He also reportedly was under consideration with the Minnesota Vikings and Kansas City Chiefs.
By joining the Rams, McDaniels will get a chance to tutor 2010 number one overall pick quarterback Sam Bradford. While he most certainly planned on working with Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow, McDaniels instead gets to work with a quarterback that nearly led his team to the postseason in his rookie year.
Speaking of Tebow, this should end any speculation of the Broncos moving the quarterback. Despite Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway’s emphatic statements to the contrary, some in the media expected McDaniels to make a push to acquire Tebow with his new team. With Bradford solidly in place with the Rams, that should not happen.
I have to wonder if this in the big picture will be a good thing for Bradford. While McDaniels’ talents for working with quarterbacks is well documented, it is widely expected in league circles that McDaniels will get another chance at being a head coach sooner rather than later. With continuity being a key factor in the development of a young quarterback, one can’t help but wonder if having McDaniels there for only a year or two could affect Bradford’s growth.
What say you, Broncos Country? How will McDaniels fare with Bradford? Is there merely a stepping for McDaniels to get another shot at being the head man?