Peyton Manning gets a new position coach: Greg Knapp
Summary of 5 articles · Updated Jan 19, 2013
But if it ever came to that, Manning has the guy who can coach him up in Greg Knapp, whom the Broncos just hired as quarterbacks coach. But Knapp has worked with several successful quarterbacks and now will work closely with Manning. Knapp's hiring, though, may have been more about the success he has had in developing quarterbacks than the West Coast offense. Knapp takes over for Adam Gase, whom the Broncos promoted to offensive coordinator after Mike McCoy left to become San Diego Chargers head coach. Knapp, 49, was the offensive coordinator of the Oakland Raiders in 2012, Seattle in 2009, Oakland again in 2007-08, Atlanta during the Michael Vick-Alex Gibbs heyday from 2004-06 and San Francisco from 2001-03. “Greg is a proven, experienced coach with a very impressive background working with quarterbacks,” Broncos coach John Fox said in a statement. The West Coast was the last offense John Elway operated as the Broncos' quarterback from 1993-98, but the system had primarily left Denver with the firing of head coach Mike Shanahan in 2008.First, the glove.First, the glove.