Falcons OC Kyle Shanahan is set to interview for multiple teams.
Coach Shanahan could very well be leaving the Atlanta falcons in the offseason. The falcons offensive coordinator has interviews with Denver, Los Angeles, and San Francisco for a head-coaching job. The consensus around the organization is that Kyle will move on to the next level of coaching. However, Coach Shanahan has said he will not let his aspirations deter his goal of reaching the super bowl.
With the Falcons earning the two seed in the NFC, the break allowed teams to conduct interviews with Atlanta’s OC. Shanahan has also said he will not take “just any” head-coaching job, but the Denver opening is one to keep an eye out for.
Ties to the Denver Broncos could play a factor in the decision.
As known by many, Kyle’s father Mike Shanahan coached the Denver Broncos, with Kyle as a ball boy. Current executive vice president John Elway played quarterback for Mike, winning back to back super bowls. Following in his father’s legacy is certainly hard to pass up, making Denver perhaps a prime location for Kyle Shanahan.
When asked about his head-coaching plans, Shanahan noted that he certainly believes he is ready to take on the task of leading a team. His stock is at an all time high with the Falcons boasting the number one scoring offense in the league and a legitimate MVP candidate in Matt Ryan. Kyle has proven his ability to provide leadership and unify Atlanta into an offensive juggernaut.
Even with his family and the Falcon’s favorable situation factored in, it makes sense for Coach Shanahan to take the next step in coaching, whether it be in Denver or somewhere else. His prospects are very high, and any team would be comfortable handing him the reins at this point.