TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 2: Head coach Gary Kubiak of the Denver Broncos looks over his playbook during the second quarter of an NFL game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on October 2, 2016 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Report: Super Bowl winning head coach "likely" stepping down


Less than a year after winning a Super Bowl, ESPN is reporting that Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak is planning to step down from his position.

It appears health concerns have taken a toll on the 55-year-old Kubiak to the point where he and his family feel it is safer that he step down from coaching. Rumors had been climbing in recent weeks that Kubiak could be leaving the coaching ranks, and it now looks like it is that time.

Kubiak has already missed one game this season due to his health, and it's not the first time he's had to combat the physical tolls of coaching, either; back in 2013, Kubiak had to be rushed to the hospital while he was coaching the Houston Texans after suffering a transient ischemic attack (mini-stroke) at halftime of a game against Indianapolis.

In addition to winning Super Bowl 50 with Denver, Kubiak has won three other Super Bowls in his career as an assistant for the San Francisco 49ers. As a head coach, Kubiak has a 81-75 career record between stints with the Texans and the Broncos.