The Broncos re-hiring of Mike McCoy as offensive coordinator might have been the best non-head coaching move by a new staff this offseason, in part because of McCoy's flexibility as a playcaller and Denver's uncertainty at the position.
"I've worked with all kinds of quarterbacks," McCoy told ESPN.com. "I think we can make an offense that works for all our quarterbacks. I think I can make any of our quarterbacks better and adjust to what they do best."
The reality is that McCoy is coming off a bit of an awkward situation. He was let go by another team in the division after finishing in last place for the second season in a row. His fate was sealed when the Chargers became the first and only team to lose to the woeful Cleveland Browns at the end of the season. He told KUSA-TV in Denver last week that he'd still like to be a head coach at some point, but that he's solely focused on getting the Broncos' offense on track.
"Sure I'd love to," McCoy said. "But I'll say this: I am 100 percent committed to doing whatever we can from this day forward to having a great offense. And most importantly help our team win. That's my No. 1 focus.
"I am so excited to be here and that's why I made the decision to come here because of the opportunity to work with Vance Joseph, John Elway, Mr. Bowlen, the Denver Broncos organization and all our fans. I owe it to all those people to go out there and get this offense rolling and do whatever it takes to get back to the top."
I think McCoy is smart enough to know that accomplishing goal No. 1 -- making either Trevor Siemian or Paxton Lynch a quarterback capable of bringing this team to the playoffs -- will eventually lead to goal No. 2 -- becoming a head coach again. Just as McCoy's time in Denver, which saw him rotate from a collegiate-style Tim Tebow offense to a high-flying Peyton Manning system, led to his first foray into the coaching world, solving Denver's current quarterback conundrum could lead to a second.