49ers News: SF asks for permission to speak with Broncos OC Adam Gase about coaching vacancy

The San Francisco 49ers' front office is wasting no time in its attempt to move on from the Jim Harbaugh era, asking for permission to speak with coveted young Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase.

Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the 49ers join the Atlanta Falcons in pursuit of the 36-year-old:

Gase has served as the Broncos' offensive coordinator for the past two seasons, overseeing one of the most impressive collections of offensive talent in recent NFL history. Prior to that, he served as the team's quarterbacks coach from 2011-12, working closely with polarizing first-round pick Tim Tebow back in 2011 during the team's improbable playoff run.

A year ago, the Cleveland Browns asked for permission to interview Gase, but he declined. Now with several teams on the lookout and the coordinator pool less competitive than it has been in years, this could mark Gase's best chance to find an attractive head coaching gig (such as the 49ers' current vacancy).

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