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Chris Beake transitions to coaching L.A.'s secondary in his second season on staff after coaching inside linebackers in his first.
Chris Beake transitions to coaching L.A.'s secondary in his second season on staff after coaching inside linebackers in his first. Beake spent nine years of his career in Denver working with the Broncos defense serving as pass game specialist (2021), defensive assistant (2019-20), defensive assistant/defensive line (2016-18), defensive assistant (2014- 15) and defensive quality control (2013).
During Beake's nine seasons in Denver, the Broncos allowed the third-fewest total yards (327.4) and seventh-fewest points (21.8) in the league. The Broncos were also one of just two NFL teams (Seattle) to finish in the top 8 against the run (seventh/106.4 ypg and pass (second/221.0 ypg) during that span.
In his first year as defensive pass game specialist, Beake continued to push the Broncos secondary working directly with safeties such as Justin Simmons and Kareem Jackson. Opposing offenses had a challenge in the pass game as the Broncos defense ranked fourth in opposing completion percentage (60.7%), fifth in passing touchdowns allowed (22), sixth in opponents' passer rating (85.0) and eighth in passing yards allowed (3,652). As a collective unit, the Broncos defense made 13 interceptions for 221 return yards.
In 2020, Beake took on increased coaching responsibilities in the secondary, stepping into an elevated weekly and gameday role with several coaches missing time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Denver's defense led the NFL in red zone defense (47.5%, 29-of-61) for the second consecutive season while outside linebacker Bradley Chubb and safety Justin Simmons were named to their first Pro Bowls.
From 2013-20, the Broncos defense featured eight players who have combined for 20 Pro Bowl selections, led by 2010s NFL All-Decade linebacker Von Miller, who paced the NFL with 81 total sacks during that span. Beake worked extensively with the Broncos' outside linebackers in 2018 as Miller was selected to his seventh Pro Bowl and Chubb set the franchise rookie record for sacks (12).
In his two seasons (2011-12) with the Browns, Beake worked with one of the youngest offenses in the NFL, helping to develop a quarterback group that included draft choices Colt McCoy an Brandon Weeden.
Beake spent two seasons with Seattle, serving as the Seahawks' offensive quality control coach in 2008 and offensive assistant/ assistant special teams coach in 2009. From 2004-06, he coached linebackers for the Atlanta Falcons, tutoring All-Pro Keith Brooking, who earned the final two of his five career Pro Bowl selections in 2004 and 2005.
Beake started his NFL career with San Francisco in 1998 as a pro personnel assistant and spent the next five seasons with the 49ers coaching on both sides of the ball.
A graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he played quarterback from 1990-92 and majored in civil engineering. He began his coaching career as a defensive graduate assistant for his alma mater in 1994. He served as a Civil Engineer Officer in the Air Force from 1995-98 while earning his master's degree in business administration from the University of West Florida.
Beake's father, John, was the general manager of the Denver Broncos from 1984-98, part of a 44-year career as a coach or administrator at the high school, college or pro levels. Chris and his wife, Andrea, have a son, Colin (18) and twin daughters, Madeline and Emilie (12). He was born on Sept. 10, 1972, in Kansas City.