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He was dead set that it was time for him to go to the next chapter in his life.” That wasn’t what Elway wanted to hear.

From a professional standpoint, he didn’t want to let Kubiak walk.

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Health concerns loomed all season long for Kubiak, and while he was certain of his decision, it was anything but easy for him to tell his boss, and friend, that it was time for him to retire.

On Christmas Eve, when the team was settled into their hotel in Kansas City in preparation for their game against the Chiefs the next day, Kubiak called Elway to his room to deliver the news.

“When he said I want to talk to you as a friend, Gary personally became the priority,” Elway said.

“I can’t tell you how many times I thought about putting my boss hat back on and putting my selling process back in there and see what we can do to try and make it work, but Gary had been through this and thought of it and knew what was right for him.” The situation had a familiar feel to it.

“And I said, ‘Dammit you picked up the phone and called me, why did you call me? That ring will be special to me and what took place the past couple years.” In the two years with Kubiak at the helm, and Elway running the front office, the Broncos had top-level success, winning 24 games, second most in the league in that time, and bringing the Lombardi Trophy back to the Mile High City for the third time in the organization's history.

On Christmas Eve, while Elway wouldn’t let Kubiak reschedule their talk, he was hopeful that Kubiak would change his mind before the season ended.

’ So on Monday, the two greeted the media for one final time as the head coach and general manager of the defending Super Bowl champions.

They praised each other, both personally and professionally, before Kubiak gave his final goodbye to the organization, players and Broncos Country.

And I used to joke with some of these coaches when this book falls apart I’m done, I'm out.

Well, it tore this morning, it didn’t totally fall apart yet, but it tore this morning.

“I’ve had my routine for a long time, and I’ve always taken a lot of pride that I could coach a football team, be there for the players, be there for the coaches, be there for the organization, do a game plan, call some plays on Sunday,” Kubiak said.

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