Vikings To Interview Darrell Bevell

Former Seahawks play-caller Darrell Bevell is in high demand. After completing his interview with the Cardinals, Bevell will meet with the Vikings this week, according to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com (on Twitter). Darrell Bevell (vertical)

The Vikings are in need of a new offensive coordinator following the departure of Pat Shurmur. Although Shurmur’s offensive attack came up short in the NFC Championship Game, his system was largely a success in Minnesota. The job, presumably, would hold great appeal for Bevell and other candidates, though it’s not quite clear who the next OC will be working with at quarterback.

The Vikings face one of the most unique QB conundrums in recent memory with Case Keenum, Sam Bradford, and Teddy Bridgewater all scheduled for free agency. Some expect the Vikings to either franchise tag or extend Keenum while allowing injury-prone Bradford and Bridgewater to walk. The reality, however, is that Keenum could follow Shurmur to New York, forcing the Vikings to retain either Bridgewater or Bradford as their starter. Or, they could conceivably try and keep two of the three. There could even be a scenario in which the Vikings pursue a big-name QB in free agency (such as Drew Brees) and move on from the whole trio. Anything is possible, so Bevell must be ready to explain how his system will fit quarterbacks of all different styles.

Former Giants head coach Ben McAdoo and former Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy have also been mentioned as candidates for the job.

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8 comments on “Vikings To Interview Darrell Bevell

  1. bigjonliljon

    I know Shurmur and Keenum are supposed to be close… but the Giants dumping Eli?? I just think the PR nightmare would be huge. And I don’t think giants are ready to move on from Eli. 2017 had issues.. but he had no one to throw to and an O line that didn’t protect him. Does have more football left?

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    • yourslacker

      Hey Pete , this thing says to pass on the goal line!

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  2. Eli Manning is done. All he’s got left in the tank is one season on a first rate team with great offensive line and top ten defence to game manage them to a quarter finals and with some luck further.

    On a mediocre team, Eli doesn’t have the physical skills left to lift them beyond mediocrity. 2018 (and 2017) Giants are exactly that.

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    • ray_derek

      I agree, I really think both the Giants and him should move on. On the right team, Eli could succeed.

      Hmmm, how interesting would it be to see Eli as QB of the Vikings next year?

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      • Would Eli be an upgrade on what Case Keenum has done for the Vikings this year? In the game against, Philadelphia Eli would have been more dangerous but by this time next year, Keenum will be much more seasoned.

        It seems to me Denver could use another Manning while they continue to try to develop a young signalcaller. Strange that Elway, a first rate quarterback himself, has been so unsuccessful at drafting and developing QB talent.

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  3. whereslou

    A play on 1st down that wasn’t a run up the middle or a screen pass, who in the hell called that?

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