Gary Kubiak to return to coaching as Broncos offensive coordinator

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The last time the Broncos won a Super Bowl, Gary Kubiak was their head coach. Kubiak, who left coaching for two seasons for health reasons, will return as the Broncos’ offensive coordinator, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

The Broncos hired Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio as their head coach Wednesday.

Kubiak, 57, spent the past two seasons as a scouting and personnel advisor for the team after resigning as its head coach in January 2017.

He went 21-11 as the team’s head coach.

Kubiak was John Elway’s backup quarterback in Denver and later Elway’s offensive coordinator with the Broncos, serving in that role from 1995-2005.

Thirteen times Kubiak’s offenses have finished in the top 10 in yards, and 15 times a Kubiak offense has ranked in the top 10 in points.

23 responses to “Gary Kubiak to return to coaching as Broncos offensive coordinator

  1. Kubiak’s job was to stay out of Peyton Manning’s way the first time around. This will not end well for Fangio because when it comes down to it. Elway has Kubiak’s back, Fangios back not so much.

  2. Kubiak had Keenum in Houston. Developed him as an undrafted FA and really seemed to like him. The results weren’t good then, maybe better now that Keenum has more experience.

  3. This move is all about salvaging Case Keenum’s career who Kubiak drafted in Houston.

  4. Kubiak’s job was to stay out of Peyton Manning’s way the first time around. This will not end well for Fangio because when it comes down to it. Elway has Kubiak’s back, Fangios back not so much.
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    Get your facts straight. Kubiak was Denver’s offensive coordinator for 11 years when Shanahan was HC. He won two Superbowls during this time and Elway was a player only. Peyton was a Colt.

  5. Seems a bit advanced in age to get his first hc position but you cannot argue his body of work over his career. With the best Qb and most deadly offense in the division notably Not Denver for the first time in awhile it makes sense to build around defense.

    Mahomes’ Chiefs offense is going to be good for a long time.

    Will be interested to see the new old broncos. Just seems like they’re getting the band back together for immediate success. My only question is are they reacting too drastically over back to back losing seasons? I worry more about kubiak’s health than I would his schemes or abilities.

  6. I’m sure in the interview process Vic told Elway i want Kubiak as my OC. John i mean Vic hasn’t been told by John who his remaining staff will be.

  7. It will be very interesting to see if they keep Keenum as the starter. Anybody that saw the Broncos offense this year knows that it just wasn’t a good fit. Will they keep Keenum because Kubiak likes him? maybe…
    I still think Elway will try to get Foles if he is available through a trade, or maybe even look at Flacco. I think Elway knows that he needs to find his franchise QB soon or he could be fired. is keenum really the guy you want to risk your job with, knowing that 2 superbowl champion QBs might be available this offseason (Flacco, Foles)?

  8. Kubiak is one of the best offensive minds in the NFL today. He won a Super Bowl coaching Steve Young in San Francisco. He won back to back Super Bowls with Denver coaching Elway. Jake Plummer had his best years with Kubes, made it to the AFC Championship in 2005 after beating the Patriots who were coming off back to back Super Bowl wins and Brady was undefeated in the playoffs. Kubiak built Houston from the ground up to Super Bowl contenders. And Flacco had his best season with Kubiak.

  9. I think it’s going to be weird wearing a Super Bowl Ring as the head coach of the Denver Broncos while sitting in the smaller offensive coordinator office and answering to another head coach.

  10. So, what this tells me is there will be another year of Keenum. All the talk after the Broncos signed Case was that Kubiak was pushing Elway to. He also must have been in John’s ear that if he was the OC, he would make Keenum the QB he was pushing them to take.
    Another off season of high hopes and uncertainty.
    Like the other 30 teams.
    … maybe not the Raiders so much. Pretty certain they’ll screw it up again.

  11. ihavepriors says:
    January 9, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    Get your facts straight. Kubiak was Denver’s offensive coordinator for 11 years when Shanahan was HC. He won two Superbowls during this time and Elway was a player only. Peyton was a Colt.
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    Maybe you should get your facts straight. Kubiak was the head coach in Denver when Manning and the broncos won a super bowl. Was only like 2 years ago. Guess it wasn’t that memorable…

  12. Odd to have an old HC now as OC. Not sure if that could be a problem going forward. Kubiak is a fantastic offensive mind but Kubiak was the top dog as recent as 2016 and im sure there are some players left over. These are two brilliant veteran coaches but it could get fuzzy if they are split on an issue on offense. While I am sure Kubiak has autonomy over the offense, its still Fangio’s team.

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