After the Super Bowl, the 49ers’ Klint Kubiak will be hired by the Saints as an offensive coordinator.
Arthur Smith joins the Steelers. Saints get Klint Kubiak.
The San Francisco 49ers’ passing game coordinator, Klint Kubiak, is expected to be hired by the New Orleans Saints to serve as their new offensive coordinator, according to a report earlier today from NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. Following Kubiak and the 49ers’ anticipated presence in Super Bowl LVIII, the change will take place.
After joining the NFL in 2013 as an offensive assistant, Kubiak played for the Broncos, Vikings, and 49ers before joining the 49ers in 2023. He has witnessed offensive problems, particularly in Denver when he worked with quarterbacks like Russell Wilson, Trevor Siemian, and Case Keenum, but he has also assisted in coaching successful offenses with players like Brock Purdy, Kirk Cousins, and Justin Jefferson.
The son of former NFL coach Gary Kubiak, Kubiak was a highly sought-after name among Steelers supporters in the 2024 summer as Pittsburgh looked to replace their offensive coordinator. But the Steelers never pursued Kubiak, and earlier this month they hired Arthur Smith, the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons and a former offensive coordinator for the Tennessee Titans.
Actually, the day the Steelers officially hired Arthur Smith was also the day that the initial rumors that Kubiak and the Saints were working on a contract surfaced.
Given that the Saints’ offense rated far higher than Pittsburgh’s in terms of yards and points last season, Kubiak’s situation with the Saints appears to be slightly better than it would be with the Steelers. But in 2024 and beyond, fans will be curious to see how Kubiak’s Saints and Smith’s Steelers compare in terms of hiring coordinators.