After almost four decades in the NFL as a player and coach, Super Bowl-winning former Broncos lead trainer Gary Kubiak has retired.
Kubiak filled in as the Vikings’ offensive coordinator/assistant head coach in 2020 in the wake of filling in as the associate lead trainer and hostile counsel in 2019.
The simply individual to play and mentor for the Broncos and work in the group’s front office, Kubiak filled in as Denver’s lead trainer in 2015-16 and drove the group to a Super Bowl 50 title.
“It’s been the honor of my lifetime to work for 36 seasons as an NFL player and coach,” Kubiak said in a statement. “I’ve been on a football field for most of my life, and now I look forward to stepping away from the game and enjoying more time with my family and friends.
“I offer my sincere thanks to the owners and fans of the Minnesota Vikings, Denver Broncos, Baltimore Ravens, Houston Texans and San Francisco 49ers for giving me opportunities to be a part of this great game and for treating me and my family so well over the years.
“I’ll miss the competition, the planning, game days and being part of a team. But, more than anything, I’ll cherish the friendships I’ve made along the way with players, coaches and staff. I love the game of football and will forever be its biggest fan.”
In the Broncos’ 2015 title season, Kubiak encouraged Denver to a 12-4 record and the No. 1 seed on the rear of nine successes by seven or less (a complete that developed to 11 in the postseason). Denver additionally recorded three rebound wins of in any event 14 focuses against season finisher groups, which was the most in a solitary season by an association in NFL history.
Likely first-polling form Hall of Famer Peyton Manning missed seven beginnings as he fought a middle of the season foot injury, however Kubiak helped Brock Osweiler and the Broncos win five of those seven games.
Kubiak posted a 24-11 record — incorporating postseason — in his two seasons driving the establishment, and no mentor in establishment history procured more successes in his initial two seasons. He turned out to be only the fourth mentor in NFL history to a lead a group to a Super Bowl win in his first season with the group.
“The Denver Broncos congratulate Gary Kubiak on an incredible 36-year career in the NFL,” President/CEO Joe Ellis said. “Few people have impacted one team in more ways than Gary over his 24 seasons with the Broncos. Part of six Super Bowl appearances — including three wins — with the Broncos as a player, assistant coach, head coach and personnel executive, Gary will always have a special place in our championship history. He is an outstanding coach who did a masterful job leading us to a win in Super Bowl 50, deftly navigating that season with tremendous instincts and feel every step of the way. On behalf of the Broncos, we wish Gary all the best in his retirement. We also recognize and thank his wife, Rhonda, for her unwavering support of our organization throughout Gary’s time with the Broncos.”
Kubiak ventured down as the group’s mentor in January 2017 after a wellbeing alarm in the 2016 season — later analyzed as a mind boggling headache condition — that necessary him to miss a game against the Chargers.
He rejoined the association that June as a senior work force consultant and stayed with the association through the 2018 season. Kubiak at that point joined then the Vikings from the get-go in 2019.
He recently burned through eight seasons as the Texans’ lead trainer from 2006-13.
Before his head training profession, Kubiak burned through nine seasons playing for the Broncos from 1983-91. A reinforcement and compatriot for John Elway, Kubiak began only five games in his profession and tossed 14 vocation score passes. The eighth-round pick, who joined the group the very year as Elway, got back to Denver in 1995 after a short spell as Texas A&M’s running backs mentor and the 49ers’ quarterbacks coach.
For the following four seasons, Kubiak again worked close by Elway as the Broncos’ hostile facilitator and quarterbacks mentor. He stayed the group’s hostile organizer through the 2005 season, so, all in all he was recruited as the Texans’ lead trainer.
During his residency as a player and mentor, Kubiak and the Broncos showed up and won three big showdowns. He additionally won a Super Bowl with the 49ers after the 1994 season.
On Thursday, Coach Gary Kubiak considered it a career.