The Denver Broncos have formally announced Gary Kubiak will step down as head coach of the franchise.
“As I told our team last night, this is an extremely difficult decision to step down as head coach,” Kubiak announced. “I love to work and I love football, but ultimately the demands of the job are no longer a good fit for me.”
Kubiak’s career ends as a 10-year head coach with the Houston Texans and Broncos and ends with a regular season record for 82-75 and a postseason record of 5-2. The highlight obviously being that Super Bowl 50 championship. He was an instrumental part in all three of the Broncos championships.
He’ll always be a Bronco. A fact he alluded to in his full statement today.
“I gave everything I had to this team the last two seasons, but this year, in particular, has been tough on me. As hard as it is to leave this position, I know that it’s the best thing for myself, my family and the Denver Broncos.
“I’ve been blessed to spend more than two decades with the Broncos working for Mr. Bowlen and a great organization from top to bottom. I’m forever grateful to this team, in particular John Elway and Joe Ellis, for giving me the opportunity to serve as its head coach. There are countless others to thank, including players, coaches, personnel staff, trainers, support staff and fans.
“Although we fell short of our goals this year, I’m proud of our teams these past two seasons. Helping to bring Mr. Bowlen, his family and this organization its third Super Bowl is something that will always be very special to me.
“I’m not sure what my future holds, but I know that I’ll always consider myself a Bronco. This team is in good hands with a lot of outstanding people, and I expect great things ahead for the Denver Broncos.”
It’s been a good two years. No head coach has won more games in his first two seasons as head coach of the Broncos than Kubiak’s 24-11 mark, tying Red Miller’s 24-win mark in his first two seasons as head coach of the franchise.
Broncos Country wishes you all the best, Kubes!