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Report: Kyle Shanahan is "eyeing" the Broncos Head Coaching job

Exciting news right here.

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

According to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, Atlanta Falcons Offensive Coordinator Kyle Shanahan is "eyeing" the Denver Broncos Head Coaching job.

Garafolo states that the shadow of his father Mike Shanahan's legacy isn't too intimidating for the young offensive mastermind, and word around the league is that Kyle wants the Broncos job.

"The word around the league right now," Garafolo said, "the word with people involved in coaching searches and gathering all of this information is that that's the job Shanahan has his eyes on -- going to Denver where his father coached."

It has been reported/rumored that Miami Dolphins Defensive Coordinator Vance Joseph is the early favorite for the Broncos Head Coaching job, but Kyle Shanahan's track record this year and offensive prowess has to intrigue Elway as well.

Moving to Shanahan's offense would be a smooth transition for the Broncos offense since he and former Head Coach Gary Kubiak run a similar system, so that's a plus. Also, he would help develop quarterbacks Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch into better quarterbacks as well. One of the Broncos biggest weaknesses have been the run game and offensive line, and both have been solid under Shanahan in Atlanta.

The Broncos will travel to Atlanta this weekend to interview Shanahan because the Falcons have a first-round bye. The Broncos also have interviews lined up with Kansas City Chiefs Special Teams coach Dave Toub, and Miami Dolphins Defensive Coordinator Vance Joseph.

The Broncos cannot hire Shanahan officially until the Falcons are eliminated from the postseason or until after the Super Bowl if the Falcons make it that far.

Really seems like it's between Shanahan and Joseph and whoever interviews the best and wins over the Broncos decision markers between the two will get the job.