Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak addressed rumors and his interest in remaining an NFL head coach moving forward on Friday afternoon…
Gary Kubiak is a good NFL coach, but the 2016 season has been a major struggle. It starts with Kubiak at the top, but in his defense, the Broncos’ roster completely changed from this year to last year, and the talent situation isn’t exactly ideal.
That being said, Kubiak has had his share of struggles, leading to rumors about big changes on the Broncos’ coaching staff. It’s unlikely that John Elway would flat out fire Kubiak, and in fact, I don’t think most reasonable fans would even condone that.
However, there are rumors that Kubiak could be a candidate to step down after this season and focus on his health, his personal life, and get away from the stress of the game of football. No one would blame him.
The Broncos head coach spoke on his desire to continue coaching Friday after the team’s practice:
“Why, do I look bad? (laughs) Yes, you know that I love this league. I love the Broncos. I love to work. I’m all in on the Raiders right now. There will be time for reflection and all of that stuff next week, but right now it’s time to focus on what we’re doing.”
If Kubiak were to step down, the Broncos’ head coaching position would be one of the most attractive in the NFL. They have arguably the league’s best defense, an aggressive general manager in John Elway, and are — at least for right now — the reigning Super Bowl champions.
There will be plenty of work to do for Kubiak or whoever coaches the Broncos in the future. The offense needs an overhaul, and the Broncos need to do a much better job of developing their high draft picks, which have been a huge embarrassment for an otherwise stellar job done by John Elway.
If you ask me, I’d guess Kubiak has already made a decision about his future. He knows whether or not he wants to go through the whole grind of an NFL season again, and again, and again. After his latest incident put him in the hospital and kept him away from a week of coaching, nothing would really surprise me.