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Meet the 2024 New Orleans Saints coaches: Klint Kubiak

Kubiak is entering his first season with the Saints


Klint Kubiak enters his first season with the Saints as offensive coordinator, his 11th NFL season and 15th campaign overall in coaching. He arrives in New Orleans after serving as the San Francisco 49ers' offensive passing game specialist in 2023.

In 2023, Kubiak played a pivotal role in the planning and tutelage within the passing game of the NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers finished the regular season ranked second in the NFL in total offense (398.4 ypg.), including fourth in net passing yards per game (257.9). San Francisco finished first in the league in red zone touchdown percentage (67.2), fourth in in third down conversion percentage (47.5) and were tied for the sixth-fewest turnovers in the NFL. Pro Bowl QB Brock Purdy completed 308-of-444 (69.4%) passes for 4,280 yards with 21 touchdowns against only 11 interceptions and a league-best 113.0 passer rating, an NFL-best 123.8 in the fourth quarter. Including Purdy, five offensive 49ers were selected to the Pro Bowl and four as Associated Press All-Pros (TE George Kittle, FB Kyle Juszczyk, RB Christian McCaffrey and LT Trent Williams).

In 2022, Kubiak, served as offensive passing game coordinator/quarterbacks coach for the Denver Broncos, after coaching three seasons with the Minnesota Vikings (2019-21), the first two seasons as quarterbacks coach and one year as offensive coordinator. In 2021, the Vikings offense finished 12th in the NFL in total offense (362.8 ypg.) and 11th in net passing yards per game (249.3), while tying for the fewest interceptions (7) and total giveaways (13). WR Justin Jefferson finished with 108 receptions for 1,616 yards with ten touchdowns, finishing ranked in the top ten in all three major receiving categories, earning AP All-Pro honors. QB Kirk Cousins added the third season of his career with 4,000-or-more passing yards and 30-or-more touchdown passes, as he was named to his third Pro Bowl. RB Dalvin Cook carried 249 times for 1,259 yards with six touchdowns and caught 34 passes for 224 yards, as he was selected to the Pro Bowl.

Under Kubiak's tutelage in 2020, Cousins passed for 4,265 yards with 35 touchdowns, a 67.6 completion percentage and 105.0 passer rating, while the Vikings ranked fourth in the NFL in total offense. Cousins became the first Vikings signal-caller to record a 100+ passer rating in consecutive seasons (105.0), his second-highest of his career behind his 107.4 in 2019, which also came with Kubiak's tutoring. Working with Kubiak in 2019, Cousins also posted 3,602 passing yards and 26 touchdowns with only six interceptions, as he was named to the Pro Bowl.

During the three-season period that Kubiak was on the Vikings offensive staff from 2019-21, Cousins started all 47 games, passing for at least 26 touchdowns and had a 100.0+ passer rating each season. Under Kubiak's guidance over the three seasons, Cousins ranked fourth in the NFL in passer rating (105.0), fifth in touchdown passes (94), sixth in passing yards (12,089) and seventh in completion percentage (67.6).

Kubiak served as offensive assistant/quarterbacks coach in his first coaching stint with the Broncos from 2016-18. In 2018, he helped Denver QB Case Keenum throw for 18 touchdowns and a career-high 3,890 yards. Kubiak started his NFL coaching career with the Vikings as a quality control/assistant wide receivers coach from 2013-14.

In addition to his NFL experience, Kubiak coached four years at the collegiate level with Texas A&M University and Kansas. He served as an offensive quality control coach (2010-11) and graduate assistant/inside wide receivers coach (2012) for Texas A&M, earning his master's degree in human resource development. Kubiak coached wide receivers for the Jayhawks in 2015.

Kubiak was a four-year letterman at Colorado State. He played safety for the Rams and was named a team captain as a senior, while earning an invite to play in the East-West Shrine Game.

PLAYING CAREER: Colorado State, 2005-09.

COACHING CAREER: Texas A&M, 2010-12; Minnesota Vikings, 2013-14 and 2019-21; Kansas, 2015; Denver Broncos, 2016-18 and 2022; San Francisco 49ers, 2023; New Orleans Saints, 2024-.

Klint Kubiak coaching career

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Team Position Held Years
Texas A&M (College) Offensive quality control coach 2010-11
Texas A&M (College) Graduate assistant 2012
Minnesota Vikings Offensive quality control coach 2013-14
Kansas (College) Wide receivers coach 2015
Denver Broncos Offensive assistant 2016-18
Minnesota Vikings Quarterbacks coach 2019-20
Minnesota Vikings Offensive coordinator 2021
Denver Broncos Passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach 2022
San Francisco 49ers Offensive coordinator 2023
New Orleans Saints Offensive coordinator 2024-present

New Orleans Saints players participated in the team's 2024 OTA practices on June 5, 2024 at the Ochsner Sports Performance Center.