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Gary Kubiak Getting Back Into Coaching As New OC For Denver Broncos

Gary Kubiak Getting Back Into Coaching As New OC For Denver Broncos

Source: nflhu.blog.hu

When Gary Kubiak stepped away from coaching following the 2016 season, it was easy to understand why. His health issues were no secret. But it seems that he is not done coaching after all. After naming Vic Fangio as the team’s new head coach, the Broncos announced that Kubiak would be returning as the new offensive coordinator.

Kubiak had last coached with the Broncos back in 2016. He had taken over the role as head coach for the team in 2015 and led the team to victory in the Super Bowl. But following the 2016 season, he retired from coaching citing health issues as the reason.

But he didn’t exactly back away from football altogether. Six months after retiring he rejoined the organization as a senior personnel adviser. His job was to analyze offensive players coming out of college and assist with free agency.

Following the 2017 season, his role was expanded further by John Elway making him the third in command in the front office.

At first, it was believed that the Broncos were going to go with a younger person as the official offensive coordinator. It would be someone that Kubiak could mentor and groom to eventually take over while he guides the direction of the offense.

This seemed like a sensible move considering Kubiak’s well-known health issues and age (he is 57). That way the team and the offense could be better prepared for the future. But it seems that during his interview, Vic Fangio said he was comfortable with the idea of Kubiak as his offensive coordinator.

So, the team is going with it.

Kubiak got his start in the NFL as a player with the Denver Broncos where he backed up John Elway from 1983 to 1991. His coaching career started in the college ranks at Texas A&M before quickly moving on to the San Francisco 49ers and the Denver Broncos.

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He served as the Broncos offensive coordinator from 1995 to 2005 before getting his first head coaching job with the Houston Texans in 2006. The Texans let him go during the 2013 season, but he landed back on his feet as the offensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens in 2014.

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