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Report: Saints to hire 49ers’ Klint Kubiak as OC

Feb 2, 2024, 12:18 PM | Updated: 12:24 pm

Klint Kubiak quarterbacks coach for the Denver Broncos throws a pass during warmups prior to a game...

DENVER, COLORADO - NOVEMBER 20: Klint Kubiak quarterbacks coach for the Denver Broncos throws a pass during warmups prior to a game against the Las Vegas Raiders at Empower Field At Mile High on November 20, 2022 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

(Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

The New Orleans Saints are planning to hire the San Francisco 49ers’ passing game specialist Klint Kubiak as their offensive coordinator, ESPN reported on Friday.

Kubiak, who will turn 37 on Feb. 17, is busy preparing for the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVIII on Feb. 11. No deal can be finalized until after the game.

Klint Kubiak previously served as an offensive coordinator with the Minnesota Vikings in 2021 before becoming a quarterbacks coach/passing game coordinator with the Denver Broncos in 2022. He also was an offensive quality control coach in his first stint with the Vikings (2013-14) and offensive assistant in his first go-round with the Broncos (2016-18).

The Saints fired longtime offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael on Jan. 16 after 18 seasons with the team.

New Orleans (9-8) finished 14th in total offense (337.2 average yards per game) and 21st in rushing offense (102.5) in 2023, missing out on the playoffs in a tiebreaker with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the NFC South Division title.

Key offseason dates for the NFL

  • Sunday, Feb. 4th – Pro Bowl Games
  • Sunday, Feb. 11th – Super Bowl LVIII, Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas
  • Tuesday, Feb. 20th – Teams can begin franchising players until Tuesday, March 5th
  • Tuesday, Feb. 27 – NFL Combine begins

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