Adam Schefter reports that the Broncos will not name Gary Kubiak their offensive coordinator as was expected.
- Schefter says that after lengthy discussions, the two parties will move in a different direction. The Broncos and Kubiak reportedly had different ideas on staffing and offensive philosophies, which is why he won’t be in charge of their offense.
- Josina Anderson reports that there was some talk amongst coaches in the league that John Elway did not want to keep Rick Dennison while Kubiak did.
- Meanwhile, Albert Breer hears that Kubiak likely to not coach at all in 2019.
The expectation was that Kubiak was going to return to the sidelines as the team’s offensive coordinator under new HC Vic Fangio. However, it appears as though the Broncos will be in the market for a new offensive coordinator.
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. 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.
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.