Vikings Unlikely To Hire Hue Jackson As OC

Although previous reports had indicated Hue Jackson was a “real possibility” to fill the Vikings’ vacant offensive coordinator position, Jackson is unlikely to land in Minnesota, according to Chris Mortensen of ESPN.com (Twitter link).

While Jackson may not be the choice, the Vikings are expected to have a new offensive play-caller in place “soon,” per Mortensen. Minnesota is presumably still considering incumbent Kevin Stefanski, who was installed as OC for the club’s final three games following the firing of John DeFilippo. Stefanski, whose contract with the Vikings expires on Tuesday, has interviewed for the Browns’ head coaching job.

Jackson, of course, hasn’t posted any success as a head coach (as his 11-44-1 overall record indicates), but he’s been relatively competent as an offensive coordinator in the past. While his work as a dual head coach/OC with the Browns was ineffective, Jackson did lead the Bengals to a No. 2 ranking in offensive DVOA in 2015, his last season as solely an offensive play-caller.

Jackson, who joined the Bengals after being fired the Browns and has subsequently interviewed for Cincinnati’s open head coaching gig, would have offered familiarity with Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer, as the overlapped in the Queen City from 2012-15.

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13 comments on “Vikings Unlikely To Hire Hue Jackson As OC

  1. TrollHunter

    In other related news, Vikings also will not play blindfolded next season!

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    • kenleyfornia2

      Cousins on a 29 million dollar cap hit is pretty much playing with a blindfold

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      • TrollHunter

        Cousins is a good QB, this team will rebound next year with a good OC

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        • crosseyedlemon

          I remember the Bears changing their OC every season saying this is the guy that will get Cutler and the team to the next level. It never happened and Cousins is now the overpaid version of what Cutler was – a QB that will lose you just as many games as he wins.

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        • Bdd1967

          Better fix the O-line too!! That’s a majority of the issue. Cousins can’t perform miracles when you are running for your life on every passing play. Any QB needs more than 1.25 seconds to throw the ball.

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  2. sufferfortribe
    sufferfortribe

    Just look at Hue’s face above. That says it all.

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  3. goldenmisfit

    Here is my point with Kurt cousins 70% completion percentage, 4200 passing yards, 30 passing touchdowns and 10 interceptions. What was their record? The same things that killed him in Washington killed him and will continue to kill him in Minnesota. He chokes in primetime really cares only about his stats not wins and losses.

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