Broncos tab Knapp as QB coach

The Denver Broncos have hired a familiar name as Peyton Manning's position coach.

Less than three weeks after he was jettisoned as Oakland’s offensive coordinator, Greg Knapp is now Denver's quarterbacks coach. 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’s hiring is a bit surprising because he didn’t have any major connections to Denver. But Knapp has worked with several successful quarterbacks and now will work closely with Manning.

Knapp had a rough 2012 in Oakland; he was fired a day after the season ended. However, Knapp was successful as QB coach for the Houston Texans and Matt Schaub prior to his Oakland stint.

Knapp is known for being a good quarterback tutor. Well-versed in the West Coast offense, Knapp won't be in charge of calling plays or in charge of schemes -- only of working with Manning.