Kevin O’Connell is officially the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings, and he’s now looking to add some key members to his staff. According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero (via Twitter), the Vikings will interview Chargers receivers coach Chris Beatty for their offensive coordinator job. The interview will take place today.
Beatty had a long collegiate coaching career, including stints as co-offensive coordinator at Illinois and Maryland. After spending two seasons as Pittsburgh’s wideouts coach, he joined the NFL in 2021 as the Chargers receivers coach. During his first season in the role, the Chargers had a pair of 1,000-yard receivers in Keenan Allen and Mike Williams.
We’ve been hearing various notes about O’Connell’s staff throughout the week. Notably, Dave Canales will remain as the team’s QBs coach, while Brian Angelichio and Curtis Modkins will serve as offensive pass and run game coordinators.
On the other side of the ball, Ed Donatell was recently confirmed as the team’s new defensive coordinator, giving the first-time head coach an incredibly experienced staffer on the defensive side of the ball.