According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Denver Broncos Head Coach Gary Kubiak is likely "stepping down" as Broncos Head Coach.
And here it goes: With his family concerned about his health, Gary Kubiak likely is stepping down as Broncos' HC, league sources tell ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 1, 2017
As we know, Kubiak left the stadium in an ambulance after a loss to the Atlanta Falcons earlier this year. He was diagnosed with a "complex migraine condition" and spent a week away from the team. After that incident, Kubiak continued to mention how he needed to improve his sleeping habits, but really did not get into details about his current health situation.
Add this recent health scare with the mini-stroke he suffered on the football field in 2013, and it makes sense for Kubiak to step away. This recent season was rough on Kubiak, and he likely couldn't handle the wear and tear of being a Head Coach again in 2017.
Kubiak plans to finalize his decision sometime next week, but it sure seems like today will be Kubiak's final game as the Denver Broncos Head Coach.
Now the Broncos are once again looking for a new Head Coach two years after hiring Kubiak, and nearly one year after winning Super Bowl 50.
So who could replace Kubiak as the Broncos Head Coach? Some early rumors are Dolphins Defensive Coordinator Vance Joseph and Oakland Raiders Offensive Coordinator Bill Musgrave. The other top candidates include Atlanta Falcons Offensive Coordinator Kyle Shanahan, New England Patriots Offensive Coordinator Josh McDaniels(LOL!), Lions Defensive Coordinator Teryl Austin, and possible University of Michigan Head Coach Jim Harbaugh.
I'm sure more names will enter the conversation in the coming days and weeks, but right now that should be the short list for the Broncos.
Before getting too far ahead, we need to thank Gary Kubiak for leading this team to a Super Bowl in 2015. Getting a Super Bowl ring in his first season as the Head Coach of the Broncos, getting Peyton Manning another ring before he retires, getting his buddies Wade Phillips and Rick Dennison a ring, and just an all around magical season. He will forever have that season and we as Broncos fans should thank him for that season.
Thank you, Gary Kubiak.