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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Report: Broncos could bring back Gary Kubiak as offensive coordinator

Gary Kubiak

Former Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak is believed to be interested in coaching in the NFL again in 2019, and a return to his former team is reportedly a possibility.

Kubiak currently serves as a senior personnel advisor in the Broncos’ front office, but Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that president of football operations John Elway could ask him to return to a coaching role and serve as the team’s offensive coordinator next season. Bill Musgrave has been the OC in Denver since Mike McCoy was fired last year, but there is likely no urgency to keep him after the Broncos struggled on offense again in 2018.

Kubiak spent two seasons as the head coach in Denver, leading the team to a Super Bowl title in 2015 and a 9-7 record in 2016. He was also the offensive coordinator for the Broncos earlier in his coaching career from 2003-2005. Kubiak cited health reasons when he stepped down as the head coach in Denver following the 2016 season, but there have been rumblings he wants to return to coaching with less responsibilities.

It might be a bit awkward for Kubiak to work under another coach in the place where he is now an executive and was last a head coach, but the level of familiarity is obviously there.

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