Saints make it official, announce Klint Kubiak as their new offensive coordinator

The New Orleans Saints have made it official, announcing Klint Kubiak as their new offensive coordinator for the 2024 season. Kubiak most recently worked as the San Francisco 49ers pass game specialist under head coach Kyle Shanahan, which he described as an eye-opening experience. Before that, Kubiak worked for the Denver Broncos and Minnesota Vikings among other teams.

He has a tall task ahead of him: help Derek Carr carry over his late-season success from 2023 into the 2024 campaign. Carr led the league in touchdown passes through the final six weeks and was the game’s highest-rated quarterback inside the red zone. The Saints are betting that Kubiak can help him start hot and maintain that efficiency throughout the upcoming season.

For a lot of Saints fans, this is going to be the first new offense they’ve seen in their lifetimes. New Orleans ran Sean Payton’s system even after he left town a few years back but didn’t find satisfactory results. Kubiak’s coaching background and influences describe a scheme that relies more heavily on motion before and after the snap, but it’s also going to be important for the Saints to do a better job disguising their intentions from the defense. Their offense grew stale and predictable without Payton calling plays or Drew Brees dropping back to pass. Hopefully Kubiak can help get them where they want to go and end a three-year playoffs drought.

Story originally appeared on Saints Wire