Broncos GM and VP John Elway has his coach – but does he have his QB?
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The Denver Broncos have officially announced that Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak has been hired to a four-year deal as head coach of the team.
A long-time former member of the Broncos organization, Kubiak served as the backup to John Elway from 1983 to 1991. He returned to the team as offensive coordinator under Mike Shanahan and helped coach the offense to two Supebowl titles in 1997 and 1998. Kubiak became the head coach of the Houston Texans in 2006 and served until 2013. He accumulated a 61-64 record and led the Texans to two AFC South division titles in 2011 and 2012. After being fired in 2013, he joined the Baltimore Ravens and coached the team to a franchise-record 409 points in 2014.
Here is the official statement from John Elway, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Broncos, from the team website:
“Gary Kubiak has established a track record of leadership, success and high character during his 30 seasons in the NFL. While there is no question he is a Bronco, what Gary has learned from his other opportunities around the league—especially in his eight seasons as a head coach—will tremendously benefit our organization.
“Having coached on three Super Bowl champions and 11 playoff teams, Gary knows what it will take to deliver another World Championship to Broncos fans. Coach Kubiak is all about winning and doing things the right way, which are values that have always been most important to the Broncos and Owner Pat Bowlen.
“We are very excited to welcome Gary, and his wife, Rhonda, back to the Denver Broncos.”
The hire comes less than a week after the team mutually parted ways with former head coach John Fox, who led the Broncos to four straight AFC West titles and an appearance in Superbowl XLVIII.
The question still remains as to the status of QB Peyton Manning, who has been non-committal about his return to the NFL, let alone the Denver Broncos, since the team’s 24-13 loss to the Indianapolis Colts in a home playoff loss in the Divisional Round.