Once the news broke Sunday morning, the reactions were swift and steady.
When the news became official early Monday morning, you got a sense of how much he meant to so many people; especially his former players.
Team gives HC Gary Kubiak a nice win after hearing he is retiring. Kubs has been with the Broncos for a total of 22 years and 3 SB wins.— Ed McCaffrey (@87ed) January 2, 2017
Gary Kubiak as been with every championship team Denver has had. He was with me too in SF when we won the SB. That is a telling stat.— Ed McCaffrey (@87ed) January 1, 2017
And the current players chimed in as well.
Shout out to coach Kub! Great coach even better man. It was an honor to play for you! pic.twitter.com/3JUKC4bszo— T.J. Ward (@BossWard43) January 2, 2017
Good team win had send Kubes off right .— Chris Harris (@ChrisHarrisJr) January 2, 2017
Proud to win that game for Coach Kubiak!!— Matt Paradis (@two_dice) January 2, 2017
2day was an emotional day for me for many reasons but Im happy I could put on that Broncos uni & get the win today for Kub! #BroncosCountry— Justin Forsett (@JForsett) January 2, 2017
Also the journalists who covered him.
Gary Kubiak is the most honest coach I've covered. Also one of the best. You will NEVER find a better man. NEVER. What a career. Gig 'Em!— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) January 2, 2017
Now that it's official. Will miss working with @Broncos Gary Kubiak.— Tracy Wolfson (@tracywolfson) January 2, 2017
Was always forthcoming and honest and a pleasure to be around.
And, of course, the fans.
Kubiak's imprint on this organization is matched by very few. Loves the city & team, but health comes first. https://t.co/z6YIFdDRsE— Ian St. Clair (@IanStClair) January 1, 2017