The Vikings are set to promote Klint Kubiak to the role of offensive coordinator (Twitter link via NFL.com’s Tom Pelissero). He’ll take over for his father, Gary Kubiak, who retired in early January.
Kubiak, 33, joined Minnesota along with his dad in 2019. There was talk of him possibly leaving town last year when the Browns hired ex-Vikings OC Kevin Stefanski, but he stayed put. Now, he has his very first OC job as the Vikings look to bounce back from their 7-9 season.
With Kubiak ascending to OC, the Vikings will install Andrew Janocko as their QBs coach (Twitter link via NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport). Meanwhile, Rapoport notes that Giants wide receivers coach Tyke Tolbert also impressed during the interview process. Tolbert didn’t get the job this time, but he’ll likely be in the mix for other OC opportunities in the next cycle.
Even though the Vikings’ 2020 season was a letdown, the offense was still strong, ranking top 5 in yards and first downs. Kubiak will have plenty of talent to work with, including running back Dalvin Cook, who is fresh off of a 1,500+-yard/16 touchdown campaign, and promising young receiver Justin Jefferson.
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