The former head coach of the Denver Broncos and Houston Texans is reportedly joining the coaching staff of the Minnesota Vikings for the 2019 season.
Last week, the Minnesota Vikings finally figured out who would be their offensive coordinator for next season when they promoted Kevin Stefanski to fill the opening on their staff.
Now, it appears that the Vikings are adding a familiar name to their coaching staff for 2019 to help Stefanski turn around the team’s offensive performance.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Monday, Minnesota has hired former Denver Broncos and Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak as an offensive advisor. Kubiak’s son, Klint, will also be joining the Vikings’ 2019 coaching staff as the team’s new quarterbacks coach.
The news comes a few days after it was revealed that the elder Kubiak was actually not going to be the Broncos’ offensive coordinator under new head coach Vic Fangio for next season.
It was then reported early on Monday that the former Denver head coach was in Minnesota and meeting with the team about a possible role for 2019. Apparently, the Vikings did enough to convince Kubiak and his son that the Vikings would be the best fit for them next season.
Kubiak has been coaching in the NFL since 1995 when he was in charge of the quarterbacks for the Super Bowl champion San Francisco 49ers. During his time in the league, he has been a member of four Super Bowl-winning coaching staffs as either an assistant or as a head coach.
Over the years, Kubiak has had a role in 15 different offenses that ranked among the NFL’s top 10 in scoring during their respective seasons. He’s also one of the league’s best offensive minds when it comes to running the ball.
His son Klint was actually on Minnesota’s coaching staff back in 2013 and 2014 as a quality control/assistant wide receivers coach. Most recently, he was the quarterbacks coach for Denver for the last two seasons.
Adding the two Kubiak’s to the 2019 coaching staff should certainly help Vikings fans feel better about the team’s offensive outlook for next season.