Posted Wed Dec 29th by Monty
We’re a mere matter of days before the Denver Broncos enter a full-fledged institutional rebuild. John Elway will be hired in some executive facet or another, the team will consider their options at GM (including possibly retaining Brian Xanders), and then the head coaching search will begin.
One name repeatedly tied to the gig is current Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak. A longtime Denver player and assistant coach, Kubiak is a popular candidate among many fans, and his Texans’ recent 23-24 loss to the Broncos was rumored to have sealed his fate in Houston.
Those rumors have changed. Reports Tuesday and Wednesday suggest Kubiak will be retained in Houston.
“After the Texans lost at Denver, I thought (Texans owner) Bob McNair would fire Gary Kubiak. Now I don’t. I believe Kubiak will be back,” Houston Chronicle columnist John McClain wrote on Twitter.
McClain isn’t alone. Sports Illustrated‘s Peter King and the NFL Network’s Jason LaCanfora have mirrored McClain’s sentiments.
LaCanfora takes it a step further, suggesting that Wade Phillips could join Kubiak next year in Houston as defensive coordinator.
In other words, Kubiak would be Texans head coach. Phillips would be Texans defensive coordinator. It’s the exact setup some Broncos fans have been pining for in Denver, only 1,032 miles south.