Broncos likely to look outside Denver for next coach

When news broke Monday of the Denver Broncos and John Fox amicably splitting, speculation immediately centered on offensive coordinator Adam Gase as a likely replacement.

While Gase remains a candidate for the job, he is not the favorite at this point, per NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.

In fact, the San Francisco 49ers will meet with Gase on Tuesday to sell him on their own vacancy.

It's believed the Broncos will "look outside the building" for their next head coach in hopes of sparking a new direction for the franchise, Rapoport reports.

Although Denver coaching legend Mike Shanahan's has been floated as a possibility, Rapoport relayed that the two-time Super Bowl winner can be crossed off the list of potential coaches.

So who is on general manager John Elway's wish list?

Rapoport reports that Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn will receive consideration. Quinn is already reported to be high on the lists of the New York Jets and Atlanta Falcons.

Even with Sunday night's announcement that Gary Kubiak is staying in Baltimore, NFL Media's Jeff Darlington shares speculation in league circles that the Ravens offensive coordinator shouldn't be ruled out as a candidate.

Kubiak and Elway are tight, going back to their playing days when the former backed up the latter as Broncos quarterbacks.

Monday's earth-shattering move was merely the first domino to fall in Denver this offseason. There is much left to unfold.

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