Report: Broncos blocking teams from interviewing Gary Kubiak for OC jobs
It would appear that the Denver Broncos are planning on Gary Kubiak returning as a member of their coaching staff next season.
Kubiak has been working as a personnel advisor for the Broncos since he stepped down as the team’s head coach following the 2016 reason, and there has been talk that he wants to return to coaching as an offensive coordinator in 2019. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Denver has blocked other teams from interviewing him for that position. That likely means they want him to serve as their OC.
Among the teams that have requested interviews with Kubiak are the Atlanta Falcons and Cincinnati Bengals, but the Broncos have denied the requests. Schefter notes that the plan in Denver is to have Kubiak work with whomever the team hires as its next head coach, as long as the coach is open to it. Kubiak’s preference is reportedly to remain in Denver.
Kubiak’s stint as the head coach of the Broncos in 2015 and 2016 was his second in Denver, as he also served as the team’s offensive coordinator from 2003-2005. He’s considered one of the top OC candidates on the market, but the Broncos apparently don’t want to allow him to test said market. Judging by what John Elway said recently about Kubiak, it seems very likely that he will be a member of Denver’s coaching staff next season.