Exactly one week after saying he would remain the Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator next season, Gary Kubiak has decided to accept a four-year deal to be the next head coach of the Denver Broncos, according to a Sunday evening report by Mike Klis of the Denver Post.
Kubiak, who only coached one season in Baltimore, probably never imaged last week that the Broncos would be parting ways with their head coach John Fox after they lost to the Indianapolis Colts in the playoffs. His move back to Denver will now reunite him Broncos Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway.
The Ravens will now have their fourth different offensive coordinator in as many seasons in 2015 and many believe that Adam Gase and Greg Knapp will be among the candidates to assume command of the offense in Baltimore.
Last season with Kubiak in charge of the offense the Ravens set single-season franchise records in yards (5,838) and points (409) and quarterback Joe Flacco set career highs in touchdown passes (27) and passing yards (3,986).
Kubiak backed up Elway with the Broncos from 1983 to 1991. He later spent 11 seasons in Denver as either the offensive coordinator or quarterbacks coach prior to being named the head coach of the Texans in 2006.