MINNEAPOLIS — 2 weeks following Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak declared his retirement, that the group is substituting the veteran playcaller along with his son, Klint, multiple league sources confirmed to ESPN.
Klint Kubiak, 33, will assume the place his father held to the 2020 season after training Minnesota’s quarterbacks for the previous couple of decades. NFL Network has been the first to report that the younger Kubiak’s advertising to offensive coordinator.
Minnesota’s offensive team is place for the upcoming year with Andrew Janocko, who coached wide receivers last year, expected to eventually become the team’s quarterbacks coach while Keenan McCardell, who coached wide receivers in Jacksonville from 2017-20, will maintain the identical place with the Vikings, according to league sources.
The long-expected marketing of Klint Kubiak to offensive coordinator supports Mike Zimmer’s fantasies to maintain continuity on offense after the Vikings finished 7-9 and didn’t reach the playoffs. Zimmer stated he felt just like Minnesota’s crime was the most volatile he’s needed in seven seasons with the Vikings and aimed toward needing to keep the identical philosophy moving ahead.
“I really like the plot that we are running , I really like the broad zone crime, I really like the play-action moves,” Zimmer said in January. “All those items. A mentor said one time your crime should be exactly what your quarterback is greatest at. And that is exactly what I believe Kirk is greatest at. Those sort of things are making him really excellent. So to me, that’s actually important.”
Running back Dalvin Cook got MVP consideration when running to get a career-high 1,557 yards and scoring 17 total touchdowns while Justin Jefferson struck the franchise’s record for catches and receiving yards as a rookie and is next all-time with 1,400 receiving yards in a rookie year.
Before joining his dad, offensive line coach/run game planner Rick Dennsion and tight ends coach Brian Pariani at Minnesota at 2019, the younger Kubiak was an offensive assistant and quarterbacks coach in Denver from 2016-18. He’s never called plays in the college or pro degree.
Nearing the conclusion of the employees for the 2021 year, the Vikings encouraged Ryan Ficken to specific teams coordinator each week.