Kubiak, 59, is retiring from the NFL coaching ranks after a tremendously successful career that includes three Super Bowl championships as an assistant and one as a head coach. He leaves with an 82-75 record as a head coach.
He was the 49ers' offensive coordinator in 2011 when they won their third Super Bowl title. Before joining the 49ers, Kubiak served as the Broncos' head coach for two seasons following Mike Shanahan's departure for Washington. He replaced Shanahan who had been hired by his former player Alex Smith to be San Francisco's quarterback coach.
Kubiak has a reputation for developing quarterbacks and his work with Tim Tebow in Denver helped make him one of the most sought-after coaches in football.
He'll retire after this season, which would make him the second-youngest coach in NFL history behind Dan Reeves (28 years, 297 days).
Reeves coached for the Rams from 1959 to 1969 before moving on to become the Cleveland Browns' head coach. He stepped down at age 36 to take over as athletic director at his alma mater, Southern California. He died of a heart attack four years later at the age of 44.
There have been several other famous coaches who didn't survive their first season in charge.
Kubiak, as predicted, has stepped down as the Vikings' offensive coordinator. The Vikings made the decision public on Thursday. "It's been the privilege of a lifetime to work for 36 seasons as an NFL player and coach," Kubiak, who led the Texans and Broncos to Super Bowl 50 victory, said in a statement. "I will remain in Houston during the transition process."
Kubiak was the favorite to become the Browns' head coach before he took over as the offensive coordinator last year. He was considered a top candidate for several other jobs including Pittsburgh and Baltimore. Instead, he'll return to coaching where he started his career - as a graduate assistant at Iowa State under his father, John.
Gary Kubiak is one of only three coaches in NFL history to win the Super Bowl as a player and as a coach (John Madden and Don Shula are the others). He won his first Super Bowl with the Denver Broncos in 1995, and then helped the Texans claim their first title in 2014. He's the second-most successful coach in Broncos history behind John Elway and the highest-paid coach in Texans history after signing a $75 million contract last month.
Kubiak's son Kyle is the quarterbacks coach for the Texans. His other son, Garrett, is an offensive lineman for the Titans. Both brothers played football at Maryland.
Three championship rings Patrick Chung has announced his retirement from the NFL after 11 seasons with the New England Patriots and three Super Bowl medals. The linebacker's career ended in disgrace when he was suspended for four games for his role in a 2012 season-opening brawl at Miami Beach, Florida. But that hasn't stopped him from continuing to play football.
Patrick Chung was drafted by the Patriots in 2009. He spent three seasons with them before being traded to the Seattle Seahawks where he finished out his career. In 2011, he started all 16 regular season games and helped the Seahawks win their first Super Bowl title. After one season with Seattle, he was acquired by New England where he started every game in 2013 and 2014. He won two Super Bowl titles during his time in New England.
In his career, Chung has 98 tackles, six sacks, an interception and five forced fumbles. He also had three fumble recoveries. As well as two special awards; the Walter Payton Award given to the nation's top offensive or defensive player (2011), and the Lott Trophy awarded to the league's best middle linebacker (2014).
Chung retired just days before his 29th birthday. He decided to end his career early so he could try out for the United States Olympic Football Team.
His resignation from the NFL is announced. The dynamic wide receiver and punt returner appeared in two Super Bowls during his 14-year NFL career. He played for the San Francisco 49ers and the Miami Dolphins.
Ginn was drafted by the 49ers in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He returned 27 punts for 514 yards and three touchdowns during his first season with the team. In 2002, he led all rookie receivers with 940 receiving yards on 69 catches. That same year, he also returned 26 punts for 507 yards and four more touchdowns.
In 2003, Ginn had one of the best seasons by a player his age or younger when he set new franchise records with 1,639 receiving yards on 106 catches (22.5 yards per catch) and 16 touchdown catches. His performance earned him the Ed Block Courage Award as well as the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award.
During his time in San Francisco, Ginn became a fan favorite due to his hardworking style of play and explosive returns. He ended his tenure there as the third all-time leading receiver in franchise history with 12,902 receiving yards. After leaving California, Ginn signed with the Miami Dolphins in April 2009.
Kuhn won a Super Bowl ring with the Steelers in Super Bowl XL. In Super Bowl XLV, he won his second ring with the Green Bay Packers against his previous team. He's appeared in three Pro Bowls.
John Allen Kuhn (born September 9, 1982) is a free agent in the National Football League.
Kubiak, Klint Kubiak, Klein Kubiak, Klay Klay Kubiak, son of Gary Kubiak, joins the 49ers' coaching staff as quality control coach. The San Francisco 49ers have hired Strake Jesuit high school football head coach Klay Kubiak as a defensive quality control coach, according to the Houston Chronicle. The younger Kubiak was not listed on the team's roster last season.
He is the son of former NFL quarterback and current Texans coach Gary Kubiak. He has been with his father's staff since 2013, when he joined the team as a graduate assistant. Before that, he played college football at Oklahoma State from 2009-12 after graduating from high school in Wichita Falls, Texas.
Kubiak went straight from high school to become one of the top quarterbacks in the country. As a freshman, he started 10 games for the Cowboys and threw for 1,977 yards with 15 touchdowns vs. seven interceptions. As a sophomore, he started 11 games and led the team to an 8-4 record while completing 62 percent of his passes for 3,418 yards with 30 touchdowns vs. 12 interceptions.
After his sophomore year, Kubiak decided to forgo his final two seasons of collegiate eligibility and enter the 2012 NFL Draft. He was drafted by the 49ers in the third round (85th overall pick) and signed a four-year contract worth up to $2.5 million.
Kuhn won a Super Bowl ring with the Steelers in Super Bowl XL. In Super Bowl XLV, he won his second ring with the Green Bay Packers against his previous team. John Kuhn was chosen to three Pro Bowls as a Packer...