The Denver Broncos were all set to have Gary Kubiak serve as the offensive coordinator under Vic Fangio…until they weren’t.
As first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the two sides ended up coming to the agreement that Kubiak would not serve in this capacity in 2019. Ian Rapoport of NFL media added that the two sides had some disagreements about assistants and overall direction.
So, how does all this tie into Case Keenum?
Well, Kubiak was Keenum’s greatest supporter in Denver. He’s a big reason why the Broncos ended up signing the quarterback last spring, and if he had been the offensive coordinator it would have been easy to surmise that Keenum would have remained on the roster to at least compete for the starting job next year.
Now? Not so much.
It’s worth noting that Keenum was mediocrity defined this past season for the Broncos. Starting in all 16 games, he completed 62.3 percent of his passes for 3,890 yards (No. 14 in the NFL) with 18 touchdowns (No. 23) and 15 interceptions (tied for second-worst mark in the league).
So, even before the Kubiak news, Keenum was on thin ice.