Well, I’m not sure Mike Zimmer can even deny it this time. Gary Kubiak has officially announced his retirement from the NFL and released a statement via the Minnesota Vikings.
Vikings Offensive Coordinator/Assistant Head Coach Gary Kubiak has officially announced his retirement. pic.twitter.com/MOmPfhPjL7— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) January 21, 2021
“It’s been the honor of my lifetime to work for 36 seasons as an NFL player and coach. I’ve been on a football field for most of my life, and now I look forward to stepping away from the game and enjoying more time with my family and friends.
I offer my sincere thanks to the owners and fans of the Minnesota Vikings, Denver Broncos, Baltimore Ravens, Houston Texans and San Francisco 49ers for giving me opportunities to be a part of this great game and for treating me and my family so well offer the years.
I’ll miss the competition, the planning, game days and being part of a team. But, more than anything, I’ll cherish the friendships I’ve made along the way with players, coaches and staff. I love the game of football and will forever be its biggest fan.”Gary Kubiak Statement via Minnesota Vikings
The search begins
Well, the search for a new offensive coordinator will officially begin. Will the Minnesota Vikings hand the position to one of their in-house coaches, possibly Klint Kubiak, Gary’s son?
We blogged about that when the season ended and Kubiak all but unofficially announced his retirement. There are a lot of good options, but given how little Mike Zimmer wants to see things change… I’d be hard-pressed to believe anything crazy happens.
Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan