The last time the Denver Broncos hoisted a Lombardi trophy, Gary Kubiak was their head coach.
Kubiak, who left coaching for two seasons due to health concerns, will return to the Broncos as their offensive coordinator in 2019, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Vic Fangio now gets to run the Broncos' team and defense; Gary Kubiak gets to run the offense. Fangio and Kubiak now lead the way.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 9, 2019
The Broncos hired Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio as their head coach Wednesday.
Denver was 21-11 in two seasons with Gary Kubiak at the helm.
The 57-year-old Kubiak's offenses have finished top-10 in points 15 times in his career, and top-10 in yards 13 times.
The Broncos finished 6-10 in 2018, but Kubiak will have some fun pieces to work with. Despite ranking in the bottom of third of the league offensively, Denver finished just outside of the top-10 in rushing.
Known for his zone run scheme, the explosive undrafted rookie Phillip Lindsay should fare well in the new coordinator's offense after making the Pro Bowl with 1,037 rushing yards and nine touchdowns.
The Kubiak hire should also help quarterback Case Keenum who struggled in his first year in Mile High, grading out as the second-worst QB (66.5) to start all 16 games according to Pro Football Focus.