Will former Broncos and Washington head coach Mike Shanahan get another NFL shot?
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Several NFL teams are reportedly interested in former two-time Superbowl champion head coach Mike Shanahan as a candidate for vacant coaching positions.
Dianna Marie Russini of NBC Washington reported that Mike Shanahan has interviewed for the Oakland Raiders head coaching job – more than 25 years after he was fired as the team’s head coach after 20 games with the team. Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that Shanahan met with Raiders owner Mark Davis and other team officials. Shanahan had a very poor relationship with former Raiders owner Al Davis, Mark Davis’ father – but time apparently heals all wounds.
Schefter also reported that Shanahan confirmed that he interviewed with the Buffalo Bills over the weekend and has also spoken to the San Francisco 49ers. Shanahan said last month that he’s interested in coaching again and indicated that he’d only come back to a team that’s ready to win.
Shanhan went 8-12 as the Raiders head coach from 1988-89 and was named the head coach of the Denver Broncos in 1995. In 14 seasons with Denver Shanahan won two Superbowl titles with QB John Elway, had seven playoff appearances, two division titles and had nine winning seasons. After being fired by the Broncos following a 2008 collapse, he became the head coach of Washington in 2010 in an unsuccessful stint where he went 24-40 in four seasons, with three last place finishes and a 2012 division title.