In a move that has been speculated for weeks, the Minnesota Vikings have hired Gary Kubiak to be their offensive coordinator. In 2019, Kubiak was the Assistant Head Coach/ Offensive Coordinator with the team.
Kubiak will replace departed offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski, who was recently hired as the head coach of the Cleveland Browns.
The 58-year-old Kubiak will enter his 25th season as an NFL coach holding the title as the Vikings offensive coordinator/assistant head coach in 2020. As a team, the Vikings climbed from 30th in the NFL in rushing offense in 2018 to sixth in 2019. The Vikings posted a 3,000-yard passer (3,602 by Kirk Cousins), a 1,000-yard rusher (1,135 by Dalvin Cook), and a 1,000-yard receiver (1,130 by Stefon Diggs) while sending Cousins, Cook, and fullback C.J. Ham to the Pro Bowl. The Vikings offense recorded 45 touchdowns, the highest total since 2009. Kubiak helped Cousins to the best season of his career with a 107.4 passer rating and a 26-6 touchdown-to-interception ratio.
Also, the Vikings made the following coaching moves:
Andre Patterson & Adam Zimmer – Co-Defensive Coordinators
Andrew Janocko – Wide Receivers
Daronte Jones – Defensive Backs
Phil Rauscher – Assistant Offensive Line