The Broncos will need a new offensive coordinator for Vic Fangio’s staff after all.
According to ESPN, the Broncos and recently appointed offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak had an impasse in philosophies and a mutual change of heart.
Assistant shocker: Gary Kubiak will not be Denver’s offensive coordinator, league sources tell ESPN.
After lengthy discussions, Denver and Kubiak had different ideas on staffing and offensive philosophies. Both sides going in different directions.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 11, 2019
Kubiak was 21-11 in two seasons as the Broncos’ head coach and is considered one of the top offensive minds in the game, but after the 2016 NFL season that ended with Denver’s Super Bowl 50 victory he stepped down due to health concerns.
According to recent reports earlier this week, the Broncos blocked the Falcons and Bengals from interviewing Kubiak in hopes he would coach the team’s offense alongside Vance Joseph’s replacement at head coach. That plan seemed to work perfectly … until Friday.
Kubiak, 57, remains under contract with the Broncos, so his immediate future in the NFL is unclear.