Adam Schefter, citing league sources, reports that the Broncos have blocked other teams from trying to hire Gary Kubiak as an offensive coordinator.
According to Schefter, the Falcons and Bengals both requested permission to interview Kubiak, but the Broncos plan to keep Kubiak and would like to have him work with whoever they hire as their next head coach.
Schefter says that Kubiak is considered one of the top offensive coordinator candidates around the league, but he’s still under contract with the Broncos, which is why they can deny him permission to meet with prospective teams.
Sources have told Schefter that Kubiak would like to stay in Denver anyway, so it doesn’t sound like this is a big deal for his perspective.
Kubiak stepped down as Broncos head coach after the 2016 season due to health issues and has served as a senior personnel adviser for Denver the past few seasons.
Kubiak, 57, began his NFL coaching career with the 49ers back in 1994 as their QBs coach and later took over as the Broncos’ offensive coordinator/QBs coach the following year. The Texans hired him as their head coach in 2006 and he spent eight years in Houston.
The Ravens hired him as their offensive coordinator in 2014 but he spent just a year in Baltimore before he was hired as the Broncos head coach.
For his career, Kubiak’s teams posted a record of 82-75 (52.2 percent) to go along with three playoff appearances including a Super Bowl championship in 2015.