Here's John Elway's statement regarding the hiring of his longtime teammate, coach, and friend:
Gary Kubiak has established a track record of leadership, success and high character during his 30 seasons in the NFL. While there is no question he is a Bronco, what Gary has learned from his other opportunities around the league—especially in his eight seasons as a head coach—will tremendously benefit our organization.
Having coached on three Super Bowl champions and 11 playoff teams, Gary knows what it will take to deliver another World Championship to Broncos fans. Coach Kubiak is all about winning and doing things the right way, which are values that have always been most important to the Broncos and Owner Pat Bowlen.
We are very excited to welcome Gary, and his wife, Rhonda, back to the Denver Broncos.