The #Vikings are turning to a familiar face for their new OC: Gary Kubiak, who has been an assistant head coach and offensive advisor, is taking over as the offensive coordinator, sources say. His impact was felt quickly in Minnesota and now he sticks around.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 23, 2020
And, there it is. Paul Allen called it earlier this week but the writing has been on the wall since Stefanksi left. Gary Kubiak will be heading next year’s offense for the Minnesota Vikings.
This is ABSOLUTELY the best move for next year’s Vikings, no matter what many haters out there will say (yeah, I just used “haters”). He is the best OC option because Kirk Cousins is our best QB option and he loves this offense and has a chance to become even more comfortable over the offseason, which is something that is very new for Kirk, being this will be his 6th OC in 8 NFL seasons.
And for anyone who thinks we should get rid of Kirk Cousins, making my argument moot…
Defensive Coordinator Fog Starting to Clear
One option for their vacant defensive coordinator job: Split duties between impressive assistants DL coach Andre Patterson and LBs coach Adam Zimmer. https://t.co/gMa0efyOs4— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 23, 2020
Rapoport didn’t stop at Offensive Coordinator. Whoever his source is inside of the Vikings family clearly hasn’t cleared him to break anything. Nonetheless, he clearly has inside information toward where the Vikings are leaning on that side of the ball, too.
I don’t really care what they do at “Defensive Coordinator” because it’s really just for titling and both Andre Patterson and Adam Zimmer deserve it. Other than splitting some of the duties that Edwards shouldered, I can’t imagine too much else changes.
We all know Zimmer will be calling plays, no matter who has the Defensive Coordinator title.
Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan