Report: Broncos to Add Rick Dennison As Offensive Coordinator


The Denver Broncos have found their man, hiring Gary Kubiak to be the next head coach of the franchise. They will likely not announce it until Tuesday, but reports indicate the Broncos and Kubiak have agreed to a four-year contract and he will be the one tasked with getting Denver over the hump.

As Kubiak gets settled in over the next couple of days, he’ll begin assembling his staff and apparently he has already started doing so. According to Vic Lombardi, Kubiak is bringing former Denver Broncos linebacker and assistant coach Rick Dennison along with him as the offensive coordinator.

Dennison has 20 years of experience as an NFL coach and most recently was with Kubiak in Baltimore as the quarterbacks coach. From 1982-1990, Dennison was a player with the Broncos and a teammate of John Elway and Gary Kubiak. From 1995-2005, Dennison was a coach with the team and one of the men responsible for one of the most successful offensive rushing attacks the league had ever seen as the offensive line coach.

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The offensive coordinator position in Denver is one Dennison has held in the past (2006-08) after Kubiak left town for a head coaching gig in Houston, his hometown. Dennison would follow Kubiak to Houston when the Broncos hired Josh McDaniels in 2009, where he was the offensive coordinator for four seasons before Kubiak lost his job in Houston.

After a year as quarterbacks coach in Baltimore, things are coming full circle for Dennison and Kubiak, who will lead the Broncos’ offense. The biggest question remaining is whether or not those plans will include Peyton Manning, and that’s up to him at this point.

One thing is certain — John Elway is setting out to get the band back together, and so far, everything is working according to plan.