Oct 8, 2023; Denver, Colorado, USA; Detailed view of a White Cap edition Denver Broncos helmet worn by Denver Broncos punter Riley Dixon (9) before game against the New York Jets at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Broncos made an intriguing move on Thursday. Denver announced they hired former Stanford coach David Shaw to the team’s front office.

The Broncos will bring Shaw on as a Senior Personnel Executive. Shaw hasn’t held a title since exiting the Cardinal following the 2022 college football season. But now he’s back in the sport and leveled up to the pros.

Denver announced Shaw’s hiring with a post on X. “We’ve named David Shaw as Senior Personnel Executive,” the Broncos said.

Shaw joins the Broncos after what was a successful run at Stanford. While it ended with the team petering out at 3-9, Shaw won three Pac-12 championships in his time with the program. He led them to five 10+ win seasons and two Rose Bowl victories. The Cardinal might not have been the team they used to be by the time Shaw left, but his prowess should not be overlooked.

Denver needs to keep retooling on their way back to relevancy. It’s been a struggle since the Broncos won Super Bowl 50, and they haven’t been able to find the right recipes for success. Sean Payton, in his second year at the helm in Denver, hopes to turn things around. We’ll see if Shaw’s presence impacts them positively.

Broncos fans and the NFL world had much to say about David Shaw after his hire was announced.

[Denver Broncos on X]

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