A great year in Baltimore plus a previous history with Broncos GM John Elway made Gary Kubiak the perfect choice to be their next head coach.
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The Denver Broncos are reportedly closing in on a four-year deal with Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak to become their next head coach.
According to the Associate Press, Broncos GM and Executive Vice President John Elway is finalizing a deal with Kubiak, his former backup QB and later his offensive coordinator, to become the second head coach hired during his tenure. Kubiak will replace former head coach John Fox, who led the Broncos to four straight AFC West division titles and took them to Superbowl XLVIII, where they lost 43-8 to the Seattle Seahawks.
Kubiak and Elway have a long history together: He played as Elway’s backup from 1983-91 and later became Denver’s offensive coordinator from 1995-2005 under former head coach Mike Shanahan. He helped build the blueprint for the back-to-back Super Bowls the Broncos won that capped Elway’s Hall of Fame playing career.
Kubiak, who was the Ravens’ offensive coordinator this past season, went 63-66, counting the playoffs, as head coach of the Texans from 2006-13. He was fired by the Texans with three games left.