Originally posted on BroncoTalk  |  Last updated 1/18/13
New Denver Broncos quarterbacks coach Greg Knapp. Greg Knapp‘s exit out of the AFC West didn’t last long. Two weeks after he was fired as offensive coordinator of the Oakland Raiders, Knapp has been tapped to coach quarterbacks for the Denver Broncos, likely completing their coaching moves this offseason. The role of QB Coach was opened after Adam Gase was promoted from that position to offensive coordinator. The previous Broncos offensive coordinator, Mike McCoy, accepted the San Diego Chargers‘ head coaching position. Clearly this division likes to keep its coaching trees all in the family. “Greg is a proven, experienced coach with a very impressive background working with quarterbacks,” head coach John Fox said in a statement. “He’s had success with Pro Bowlers and established players while also being instrumental in the development of younger quarterbacks. I’ve coached against him for a number of years and have a lot of respect for him. We are pleased to add someone of his caliber to our coaching staff.” Knapp, an 18-year NFL coaching vet, was fired as offensive coordinator in Oakland after one season because he never got the ground game going. The team finished 28th in rushing in 2012, and Darren McFadden went from being a five-yard-per-carry back to averaging 3.3 per carry in 2012. But the Broncos didn’t hire him to coach running backs, they hired him to coach Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler, and his success with quarterbacks is well-documented. Carson Palmer, for instance, had a relatively successful 2012, leading the Raiders to the eighth-ranked passing attack and enjoying 22 touchdowns to just 14 interceptions. Quarterbacks under Knapp have reached the Pro Bowl nine times, and he’s coached the likes of Steve Young, Jeff Garcia, and Matt Schaub as starters in the league. With years of NFL experience as OC and QB coach, he’ll be a valuable asset to Gase in his first year as offensive coordinator. And maybe he’ll even be a valuable asset to Peyton Manning as well.
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