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Report: Former Giants offensive coordinator Mike Shula likely becoming the Broncos quarterbacks coach

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An expected move looks to be happening.

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According to Pro Football Network’s Benjamin Allbright, former New York Giants offensive coordinator Mike Shula is expected to join the Broncos coaching staff and be their quarterbacks coach.

This seemed like the logical move after the Broncos hired former Giants Head Coach Pat Shurmur to be their offensive coordinator and firing now former quarterbacks coach T.C. McCartney.

Mike Shula is the son of Don Shula, the NFL’s all-time winningest coach. So he grew up around football and has an extensive coaching background as well. Recently, he spent the 2011 and 2012 season as the Carolina Panthers quarterbacks coach. He was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2013 and was behind the Panthers offense during their Super Bowl run in 2015. For the past two seasons, he has served as the New York Giants offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

Now it appears he will be following Shurmur to the Mile High City where he and Shurmur will look to create an offense around Drew Lock’s strengths and develop him into a Franchise quarterback.

Personally, I like this move. Shula has a somewhat successful coaching background and is an extension of Shurmur. Former offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello brought “his guy” T.C. McCartney to Denver when he was hired last season and now Shurmur will bring “his guy” this time around as well.

Nothing official yet, but this move seemed like the logical outcome.