Nathaniel Hackett Hands Off Play-Calling Role

Denver Broncos quarterbacks coach Klint Kubiak and quarterback Russell Wilson
Denver Broncos quarterbacks coach Klint Kubiak and quarterback Russell Wilson
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Denver Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett will turn over play-calling duties to quarterbacks coach Klint Kubiak, according to NFL.com.  

Per NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, Hackett informed the team Saturday night during the team;'s meeting as part of "an impassioned and enthusiastic speech" following the team's 3-6 start. Kubiak will make his play-calling debut against the Las Vegas Raiders this Sunday. 

Son of Gary Kubiak, Klint previously called plays as a member of the Minnesota Vikings offense in 2021. While Kubiak will take over play-calling duties, the role will be considered a collaborative one, working with Hackett and offensive coordinator Justin Outten and having all voices still on the headset during games. He called plays all week during practice via a radio system with Hackett, but the head coach kept the decision a secret until Saturday's announcement.

The Broncos could use the spark offensively. Denver currently ranks 31st in offensive DVOA and last in points per game. The Broncos have eclipsed 20 points just twice this season en route to a 3-6 record through ten weeks. 

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1 comment, Last at 22 Nov 2022, 1:14pm

#1 by Mike B. In Va // Nov 22, 2022 - 1:14pm

Not to Melvin Gordon, though!

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