The Niners play the Kansas City Chiefs in Tremendous Bowl LVIII on Feb. 11, and a deal can’t be finalized earlier than that date.
The Saints have been searching for an offensive coordinator since shifting on from longtime coordinator Pete Carmichael earlier this month. Carmichael is anticipated to hitch former Saints coach Sean Payton as an assistant with the Denver Broncos.
Though the Saints completed eleventh in passing offense this season, they struggled to attain within the crimson zone at occasions underneath quarterback Derek Carr. They elected to interchange Carmichael and a number of other different offensive assistants after lacking the playoffs for the third straight season.
Kubiak is one in all plenty of coaches the Saints checked out for the vacant coordinator position. In addition they confirmed curiosity in former Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Luke Getsy, Los Angeles Rams quarterbacks coach Zac Robinson, Baltimore Ravens large receivers coach Greg Lewis, Houston Texans quarterbacks coach Jerrod Johnson, former Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Shane Waldron and Cincinnati Bengals quarterbacks coach Dan Pitcher, who was promoted to their coordinator position. Saints quarterback coach Ronald Curry was additionally a candidate.
Kubiak, 36, the son of former NFL coach Gary Kubiak, has been with the Niners since March and previous to that was on his second stint with the Broncos as their passing recreation coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2022.
Kubiak started his profession as a Broncos offensive assistant underneath his father in 2016. He was promoted to offensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings in 2021. They completed twelfth in whole offense and 14th in scoring offense, however Kubiak didn’t keep on the workers after coach Mike Zimmer was fired previous to the 2022 season.
The Niners completed the 2023 common season because the fourth-ranked passing offense within the NFL. They have been second within the league with 33 passing touchdowns in Brock Purdy‘s first full season as a starter.
The Saints nonetheless haven’t got a large receivers coach or working backs coach.