Vikings Fire QB Coach Scott Turner

A day after the Vikings announced that they’d be retaining offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, it appears that another member of the offensive coaching staff is on his way out. Alex Marvez of The Sporting News reports (via Twitter) that the organization has fired quarterbacks coach Scott Turner.

Scott TurnerTurner, the son of long-time coach (and former Vikings offensive coordinator) Norv Turner, had a successful season in 2016 considering the circumstances. He certainly played a role in Sam Bradford‘s bounce-back season, as the former first-overall pick finished the campaign with 3,877 passing yards, 20 touchdowns, and only five interceptions. Of course, Turner was only dealing with Bradford because starter Teddy Bridgewater was lost for the season with a torn ACL. The former first-rounder’s success could also be attributed to Turner, as Bridgewater connected on nearly 65-percent of his passes during his two seasons as a starter.

Turner joined the Vikings organization in 2014. Prior to his tenure in Minnesota, the 34-year-old served as the Browns wide receivers coach and the Panthers offensive quality control coordinator.

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  1. nick

    why would they fire him, he just saved bradfords career and set a new completion record

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    • JD396

      Did he save Bradford or did Bradford save Bradford?

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  2. mcdusty31

    Hmmm…I expect that there may be some other details that will come out of this story

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  3. Rob burns

    I don’t understand why this firing happened but everybody knows that Shurmur had more to do with Bradford then Turner did. So to me its not a huge deal.

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    • JD396

      I get the feeling Shurmur could be the only guy associated with the offense that comes back.

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  4. json-api

    Maybe afraid he would leave in the middle of a season too…

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