Gary Kubiak walked away after two seasons as head coach of the Broncos due to health issues.
Just six months after stepping down as head coach of the Denver Broncos, Gary Kubiak is returning to the team as a senior personnel executive, where he will serve as a scout for college players and free agents.
Denver’s 9News.com first reported Kubiak’s new role.
Kubiak, who coached the team for the past two years and won Super Bowl 50 in 2016, announced his retirement from coaching in January after a complex migraine during Week 5 forced him to miss a game. Along with a "mini-stroke" as Texans head coach in 2013, Kubiak’s recent health issues led him to believe the stress of coaching was too much to continue.
The move puts to rest any reported bad blood between Kubiak and general manager John Elway, who just inked a new long-term deal on Monday with the team he led to two Super Bowl titles during his Hall of Fame career.
Kubiak also told the Denver Post in February he was itching to get back to football.
"My next stop is not going to be coaching, and I’m kind of excited about that because there a lot of things about the game that I’ve always loved," Kubiak said. "I love evaluating, I love the draft, I love evaluating players and doing those types of things."
Kubiak will be based in Houston near his home, but will occasionally visit Broncos’ headquarters for meetings and deliberations, according to 9News.
Even during his leave, Kubiak maintained his ties with the organization living vicariously through his two sons – Klint and Klein – who work for the Broncos. Klint works as a quarterbacks coach and Klein is a southwest area scout, who will now work right alongside his father, recruiting prospects from the area.