Now that Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase is officially finished with his playoff obligations, the San Francisco 49ers wasted no time in setting up another interview.
Gase will meet with 49ers officials tonight, and the team will make a "final push" for him, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapaport. Gase, 36, was an offensive assistant for the 49ers in 2008. After starting his coaching career as a graduate assistant at LSU in 2000, Gase moved to the Detroit Lions as a scouting assistant in 2003. By 2007, he had worked his way up to a position as quarterbacks coach, and he then left for the 49ers.
After a season in San Francisco, Gase was hired to be a receivers coach for the Broncos in 2009. Gase worked his way up to offensive coordinator from there, becoming one of the youngest OCs in league history when promoted in 2013. Gase's Broncos were a force to be reckoned with in the regular season in 2013 and 2014, but disappointing losses in the 2013 Super Bowl and 2014 Divisional Round left him without a ring to show for his work.
The Broncos and head coach John Fox mutually parted ways Monday, and Gase and a number of other members of the Denver coaching staff are also expected to depart. Gase is currently one of the first names on San Francisco's wishlist, with DC Vic Fangio, former Broncos/Redskins coach Mike Shanahan, and Arizona Cardinals DC Todd Bowles also top targets.
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