Report: Klint Kubiak to call offensive plays for Broncos instead of Nathaniel Hackett

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The Broncos offense has been a major disappointment this season and the team is reportedly trying something new in hopes of getting things going in Sunday’s game against the Raiders.

Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that head coach Nathaniel Hackett is giving up the role of offensive play caller. Quarterback coach Klint Kubiak will be the one sending int he plays instead of Hackett.

Per the report, Hackett informed the team of the change at their meeting on Saturday night. It’s a significant move for Hackett to make as he was hired because of his history as an offensive coordinator and handing over the reins is an admission that he has not had the kind of success the Broncos were hoping to see in the role.

Kubiak has experience as a play caller. He had those duties as the Vikings’ offensive coordinator last season.

13 responses to “Report: Klint Kubiak to call offensive plays for Broncos instead of Nathaniel Hackett

  1. So the Broncos had to bring in Rosburg to tell Hackett how to manage a game, now Hackett gets Kubiak in to call the plays. The only question is does he last the season, because there’s no way he’s the HC next year.

  2. So, you hire Jerry Rosburg to make decisions on clock management, analytics and so on. Now you hire another guy to call plays for you. So what exactly is Nathaniel Hackett’s job again?

  3. Why not the Offensive Coordinator? Who is the Offensive Coordinator?

    Broncos, Thank you for the Trade!

    Go Hawks!

  4. While this is a pretty clear admission of failure, as a Denver fan it makes me hopeful that we can get a glimpse of Kubiak’s potential.

  5. This gives Hackett a layer of protection from Russ refusing to call the plays sent in. He didn’t sync with coaches in Seattle and won’t in Denver.

  6. Is Gary Kubiak still involved? You wonder if the son can stand on his own even if he’s no worse than Hackett.

  7. That should make everything better. Another nepotism hire taking over for the nepotism hire HC.

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