ENGLEWOOD, Colorado – After nearly four decades in the NFL as a player and coach, Super Bowl winner former Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak has retired.
Kubiak served as offensive coordinator / assistant head coach of the Vikings in 2020, after serving as assistant head coach and offensive advisor in 2019.
The only individual to play and train for the Broncos and work in the team’s front office, Kubiak served as Denver’s head coach in 2015-16 and led the team to the Super Bowl 50 title.
“It was an honor to work for 36 seasons as an NFL player and coach,”
“I express my sincere thanks to the owners and fans of the Vikings in Minnesota, Denver Broncos, Baltimore Ravens, Houston Texas and San Francisco 49ers for giving me the opportunity to be a part of this great game and for treating me and my family so well over the years. .
“I will miss the competition, the planning, the days of the game and be part of a team. But most of all I will appreciate the friendships I have made along the way with players, coaches and staff. I love the game of football and it will always be his greatest hair dryer. “
In the 2015 Broncos Championship season, Kubiak helped Denver record 12-4 and number 1 on the back of nine wins by seven points or less (a total that rose to 11 in the post-season period). Denver also recorded three returns with at least 14 points against playoff teams, the most in a season of organization in NFL history.
Probably Peten Manning’s Hall of Fame missed seven starts while battling an average seasonal leg injury, but Kubiak helped Brock Osweiler and the Broncos win five of those seven games.
Kubiak set a record of 24 to 11 – including after the season – in his two seasons leading the franchise, and no coach in the franchise’s history has won more wins in the first two seasons. He became only the fourth coach in NFL history to lead a team to victory in the Super Bowl in his first season with the team.
“The Denver Broncos congratulate Gary Cubiac on his incredible 36-year career in the NFL,” said President / CEO Joe Ellis. “Few people have influenced a team in more ways than Gary in his 24 seasons with the Broncos. Part of six Super Bowl appearances – including three wins – with the Broncos as player, assistant coach, head coach and CEO, Gary always will be a special place in the history of our championship.He is an exceptional coach who did a masterful job leading us to victory in the Super Bowl 50, deftly navigating this season with incredible instincts and feeling every step.On behalf of the Broncos, we wish Gary everything best at his retirement. We also acknowledge and thank his wife Ronda for her unwavering support for our organization throughout Gary and the Broncos. “
Kubiak retired as the team’s coach in January 2017 after a health outbreak in the 2016 season – later diagnosed as a complicated migraine condition – which forced him to miss a game against the Chargers.