Due to the actions by the Denver Broncos this offseason, it sounds like Gary Kubiak won’t be going anywhere after the team blocked interview requests.
Gary Kubiak had to step down as the head coach of the Denver Broncos after the 2016 season. He has been with the team in a less stressful role, however.
It looks like the team wants to keep him in Denver. As reported by Adam Schefter, the Broncos have denied the wishes of the Atlanta Falcons and Cincinnati Bengals to interview Kubiak for the role of offensive coordinator.
It’s no surprise. General Manager John Elway said that Kubiak was going to be around. In what role? That is to be determined later on.
At this point, it feels as if Kubiak will switch roles, however. He is currently the team’s Senior Personnel Advisor.
Could we see him become the offensive coordinator again? That seems like the most logical choice if he is going to stick around but have a different job.
Kubiak served as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach of the Broncos from 1995-2002. He was then promoted to offensive coordinator and held the job from 2003-2005.
He left Denver to become the head coach of the Houston Texans in 2006 but was fired after the 2013 season. After leaving Houston, Kubiak served as the offensive coordnator of the Baltimore Ravens in 2015 but left after the single season to become the head coach of the Broncos.
After just two seasons (and a Super Bowl victory), Kubiak stepped down from the job to focus on his health.
Denver had Peyton Manning at quarterback from 2012-2016 and won the Super Bowl during his last season in the league.
It would be very interesting to see what Kubiak could do with the current offense, without the superstar Hall of Fame quarterback. At this point, it honestly would not surprise me if the team drafts a quarterback at some point during the 2019 draft.
Case Keenum is the starting quarterback and the Broncos would draft their future quarterback to play later down the road. To me, that seems like the best course of action.
What is obvious is that the Broncos want to keep Kubiak around and won’t allow any other team to interview him.