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

League: NFL

Posted on: 02 Feb, 2024 at 08:17 PM

Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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.

--Field Level Media