With the announcement that Vic Fangio will become the next head coach of the Broncos, more dominoes have begun to fall in regards to the rest of the coaching staff.
It has been long hinted at by John Elway and others in the media that Gary Kubiak will not only have a role with the team this year, but a significant role in running the offense. Mike Klis reiterated this yesterday in his radio interview that Fangio being hired essentially allows him to focus on the defense, and Kubiak to run the offense.
Now that has become official and confirmed, post-Fangio hiring, by Adam Schefter.
Vic Fangio now gets to run the Broncos' team and defense; Gary Kubiak gets to run the offense. Fangio and Kubiak now lead the way.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 9, 2019
It still remains to be seen how involved Kubiak will be and if he’ll carry the title of offensive coordinator or he’ll cede play calling duties to someone else while he manages the overall direction of the offense.
[Update] Currently, according to Mike Klis, it sounds like the team would prefer to have a younger coach carry the title of offensive coordinator and be groomed by Gary Kubiak as the offensive mastermind. This makes sense not only for Gary Kubiak’s health but also for Denver to be able to bring up another young offensive mind without fully handing over the reins to the offense to him, bringing him along slowly.
Ideally, Vic Fangio and John Elway would like a young coach to become offensive coordinator with Gary Kubiak serving in a broader offensive role. Kubiak resigned as head coach for health reasons two years ago. OC still to be determined. #9sports— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) January 9, 2019
What is clear now, though, is the direction Denver is moving on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball, and who will be orchestrating those respective sides.
Kubiak really likes Keenum. Reunion could work out. Keenum a good fit for play-action/boot-action concepts Kubiak loves to call.— Mark Schofield (@MarkSchofield) January 9, 2019
Stay tuned as more details emerge.
[Update] Klis has confirmed that the team, after discussions with its new head coach Fangio, is going to go with Gary Kubiak as the offensive coordinator in 2019.
OK, I was just told Gary Kubiak will be offensive coordinator. After going through process hoping for younger coach and having Kubiak in broader role, Broncos concluded they feel more comfortable with Kubiak. Fangio did say he liked Kubiak as OC during interview. #9sports— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) January 9, 2019