We knew about Darrell Bevell’s possibility of taking the reins, but a new name has surfaced. It’s the name we’ve all been hoping to hear.
Now official: Keep an eye on Gary Kubiak in Atlanta. One place he’d be interested if he came down from the front office. https://t.co/VVxwEa0pSY— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 31, 2018
Kubiak, of course, comes from the Shanahan coaching tree and is linked to that scheme. He also has a connection with Falcons QBs coach Greg Knapp and pending free agent quarterback Matt Schaub. He’d be inheriting one of the most talented offenses in the NFL should he leave his post in Denver as a senior personnel adviser.
He won a Super Bowl as Denver’s head coach after the 2015 season and was Denver’s OC on those stellar John Elway teams in the 90s.
There was a rumor that Elway, now a Broncos exec., might want to make him the OC of the Broncos should Vance Joseph be retained. But now that Joseph’s out, that’s less likely to happen.
Our Matt Chambers wrote a piece hailing the move as the one Atlanta might be best making, so give that a read as a primer to what might be.
It’s exciting news on what is typically a dreary day around the league. One would imagine Elway might not be keen on seeing his long-time pal heading elsewhere, but it’s very much Kubiak’s decision. We’ll see if he decides to head to Flowery Branch to take the role as Atlanta’s new play caller.