San Francisco 49ers is officially on the market for a new quarterback coach. The Denver Broncos have agreed terms with Rich Scangarello to take over as their offensive coordinator, according to Adam Schefter . 49ers are expected to look internally at the broad receiving coach and passing game coordinator Mike LaFleur and running game coordinator Mike McDaniel as replacement options.
There has been a rapid increase for Scangarello. He joined the 49ers in 2017, reuniting with Kyle Shanahan. In 2015, Scangarello had served as an offensive quality control coach for the Atlanta Falcons in Shanahan first year as their OC. Scangarello spent a year as the Oakland Raider's offensive QC coach and assistant quarterback coach in 2009. Apart from that, his experience has been in the college ranks at FCS level or lower.
It's an impressive increase because of the work he did with Jimmy Garoppolo and CJ Beathard in 201
A topic that will definitely be listed is the status of quarterback Nick Mullens. He had a solid second half of the season, and the Broncos need quarterback opportunities. Mullens is a strong backup solution, and honestly this is probably a better option than Case Keenum at this time. Nor is there a franchise guy, but I will take my chances with Mullens over Keenum while I reckon with the bigger picture. Perhaps John Elway talks to John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan about Mullen's availability.