Vikings’ Kevin Stefanski An OC Candidate?

Incumbent Vikings quarterbacks coach Kevin Stefanski is a “possible candidate” for Minnesota’s offensive coordinator vacancy, according to Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press (Twitter link).Kevin Stefanski (Vertical)

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The Vikings are searching for a new offensive play-caller after Pat Shurmur — who became the club’s OC midway through the 2016 season — accepted the Giants’ head coaching job on Monday. Minnesota ranked fifth in offensive DVOA last year, so the next coordinator will certainly face a tall task in replacing Shurmur with an uncertain quarterback situation.

Minnesota already has a list of potential candidates to take over for Shurmur, but the only known interview the club has scheduled is with former Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, who spent the 2006-10 seasons as the Vikings’ OC and has also met with the Cardinals about taking over play-calling duties. Former Giants head coach Ben McAdoo and ex-Broncos OC Mike McCoy are also reportedly on the Vikings’ radar.

Stefanski, meanwhile, has spent nearly his entire career with the Vikings (save for a 2005 internship with the Eagles). He’s steadily risen the coaching ranks, serving in nearly offensive role on Minnesota’s staff. The 35-year-old Stefanski has progressed from assistant to the head coach, to assistant quarterbacks coach, to tight ends coach, to running backs coach before finally being named QBs coach prior to the 2017 campaign.

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