By Adam Roberts – 1/22/2021
Like clockwork it seems, the Minnesota Vikings are once again searching for a new offensive coordinator – their sixth in seven years.
Gary Kubiak announced Thursday his second retirement from the league after 36 seasons as a coach and player. Kubiak joined the Vikings in 2019, after leading the Broncos to their third title in Super Bowl 50, retiring the first time, then rejoining Denver as a senior personnel advisor. Kubiak’s son, Klint, could be in line to take his father’s position, as he is the current quarterbacks coach for Minnesota.
The OC position has been a notable revolving door of names lately for Minnesota, with previous coordinator Kevin Stefanski leaving after last season to become the Cleveland Browns head coach and both John DeFilippo and Pat Shurmur lasting just one season at the position. The last OC to serve more than one year was Norv Turner, who unexpectedly resigned late in the 2016 season.