Denver Broncos Interview Stanford Coach for Vacant Head Coach Position

Stanford head coach David Shaw in October 2022
Stanford head coach David Shaw in October 2022. Photo by John Mersits/CSM/Shutterstock (13468107bp)

Former Stanford coach David Shaw attended an interview with the Denver Broncos on Wednesday, sources confirmed to ESPN. The Broncos are on the hunt for a candidate to fill the vacant position of head coach at the franchise.

After spending nine seasons coaching in the NFL, Shaw became Stanford’s head coach—a role he held onto for 16 years before deciding to step down in November.

“I prayed about it, I thought about it,” Shaw said following his decision. “With every hour, it seemed it was more cemented in my head. The phrase that kept coming to me is: ‘It’s time.'”

Over his 16 seasons at Stanford’ Shaw became the team’s most successful coach in history, with a 96-54 career record. Shaw struggled during his final two seasons at Stanford, however, with the team going down 3-16 in Pac-12 play which includes back-to-back losses against rival California.

Shaw has become a potential replacement for former Broncos coach Nathaniel Hackett considering his wealth of experience. Prior to his Stanford career, Shaw served as an assistant coach to the Philadelphia Eagles, the Oakland Raiders, and the Baltimore Ravens.