Texans quarterbacks coach Sean Ryan is set to interview for the Vikings’ offensive coordinator job on Monday, according to Tom Pelissero of USA Today (on Twitter). The Vikings are considering a few other candidates for the role but it sounds like a hire won’t be made until next week, at the earliest.
Ryan is the third candidate known to have an interview scheduled and the fifth coach connected to the job. The others in the mix are:
- Darrell Bevell, former offensive coordinator (Seahawks): To be interviewed on Friday
- Ben McAdoo, former head coach (Giants): Mentioned as candidate
- Mike McCoy, former offensive coordinator (Broncos): Mentioned as candidate
- Kevin Stefanski, quarterbacks coach (Vikings): To be interviewed this weekend
The Browns interviewed Ryan for their OC job earlier this month, but that job ultimately went to Todd Haley. Last year, rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson was phenomenal under Ryan’s tutelage, and the league has taken notice.
On the flipside, his lack of play calling experience could be a barrier. The Browns were reportedly waffling on giving Ryan that responsibility, but it was something that the 45-year-old was insistent on. Despite his many years of coaching experience, Ryan has never been an OC at any level.
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