JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Former Houston Texans and Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak, who was scheduled to interview Tuesday for the Jaguars' vacant offensive coordinator position, has accepted a consulting position with the Minnesota Vikings, according to a report from ESPN.
Kubiak is familiar with the Jaguars having coached against them as the Texans head coach for 8 years--winning the division twice. He was also the head coach in Denver when the Broncos won the Super Bowl with Peyton Manning in 2015.
He stepped down due to health problems after the following season. But now he's getting back in the coaching game. He is reportedly interviewing with the Vikings as well. Kubiak was to be the third candidate to have interviewed for the offensive coordinator position--joining Darrell Bevell and Todd Monken.
Monken took the offensive coordinator's job with the Cleveland Browns Monday.
Vikings hiring former Broncos’ HC Gary Kubiak in an offensive advisory role, per a league source. Kubiak’s son, Klint, is expected to become Vikings’ QB coach and Kevin Stefanski will remain as Vikings’ OC.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 14, 2019
Kubiak, who was the backup to John Elway in his playing days in Denver and an assistant for the Broncos, also served as the quarterbacks coach for the San Francisco 49ers when Steve Young was the quarterback.
The Jaguars are seeking a replacement for Nathaniel Hackett, who was fired during the 2018 season. Hackett has reportedly accepted the offensive coordinator job with the Green Bay Packers.