Not many people get fired after coaching their main individual to a Pro Bowl season, but that’s what happened to former Falcons tight ends coach Wade Harman.
He was fired after the season along with the three coordinators. Tight end Austin Hooper turned in a career-high 71 catches and was named to the Pro Bowl.
Harman, according to an NFL Media report, is set to be named the new tight ends coach with the Denver Broncos.
Harman was the assistant offensive line coach in 2014 with the Falcons. He was retained by coach Dan Quinn in 2015 and moved over to tight ends.
After he was fired, Harman said he wanted to continue coaching.
“We’ll see what’s out there,” Harman told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Hopefully, I’ll have some options to keep coaching. It will all work out.”
Harman did a good job with the development of Hooper, who had career highs in catches (71), yards (660) and touchdowns (four) last season.
Harman started his NFL coaching career with the Vikings in 1997. He coached with the Ravens from 1999-2013.
With the Ravens, Harman helped them win two Super Bowls and he worked with Shannon Sharpe, who’s a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
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