Gary Kubiak taking over as Vikings offensive coordinator
The Minnesota Vikings were in need of a new offensive coordinator after Kevin Stefanski departed to become the head coach of the Cleveland Browns, and they are filling the role with a very familiar face.
Gary Kubiak, who was an assistant coach and offensive advisor with the Vikings last season, is taking over as the team’s offensive coordinator, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports.
The #Vikings are turning to a familiar face for their new OC: Gary Kubiak, who has been an assistant head coach and offensive advisor, is taking over as the offensive coordinator, sources say. His impact was felt quickly in Minnesota and now he sticks around.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 23, 2020
Kubiak stepped down as the head coach of the Broncos in 2016 for health reasons. The possibility of him returning to an OC role has always existed, and he has interviewed with other teams in the past for that position.
Prior to becoming the head coach of the Broncos in 2015, Kubiak was a successful offensive coordinator with the Baltimore Ravens. He has helped the Vikings move in the right direction, and he will have plenty of offensive weapons to work with including Kirk Cousins, Dalvin Cook, Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs. Kubiak should be very helpful to Minnesota head coach Mike Zimmer in an OC role.