Adam Schefter is reporting that former Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak will be stepping down as the Denver Broncos’ head coach following today’s game against the Raiders.
And here it goes: With his family concerned about his health, Gary Kubiak likely is stepping down as Broncos' HC, league sources tell ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 1, 2017
Kubiak, 55, left the Broncos for a week in October this season and missed a Thursday night game with a "complex migraine condition." In his final year in Houston (2013), Kubiak suffered a mini-stroke during a game against the Colts. He was taken off the field on a stretcher and rushed to the hospital at halftime.
If today is in fact his final game as a head coach in the NFL, Kubiak would finish with an 81-75 overall record over 10 seasons (minus the outcome of today’s game).
Kubiak was 61-64 in eight seasons with the Texans. He is the winningest coach in franchise history. Kubiak also took the Texans to the playoffs twice (2011, 2012), winning the AFC South twice and accomplishing the Texans’ highest win total in a single season (12 in 2012). The Texans experienced their first real taste of success under his watch, and Texans fans should appreciate how he guided the team out of the Charley Casserly-Dom Capers Era.
Despite his time in Houston, Kubiak will likely be best known nationally for leading the Denver Broncos to a win in Super Bowl 50 last season with many of the same coaching staff and players he had in Houston.
Congratulations to Coach Kubiak on a great career.
UPDATE (01/02/17): It’s official. Gary Kubiak has left the building.