The Minnesota Vikings are promoting Klint Kubiak to offensive coordinator on Monday, according to sources. Head coach Mike Zimmer wanted to keep the Kubiak offense in place after Klint's father, Gary, retired following the 2020 season as the offensive coordinator. The 33-year-old will take over for his father after coaching the team's quarterbacks for the last two years. Andrew Janocko, who coaches wideouts last season, is expected to become the quarterbacks coach, while Keenan McCardell, who coached receivers in Jacksonville from 2017-20, will hold the same position with Minnesota. Zimmer thought the team's offense was the most explosive one he's had in his seven seasons with the team, which makes sense why he'd want to keep a similar identity under the Kubiak name. The Vikings finished fourth in total offense and 11th in scoring in 2020.
Mike's Take Losing Gary Kubiak was expected to be a big loss for the offense, but this should ease the transition if Klint can prove he learned enough from his old man.Feb 8 · Source via Vikings Kirk Cousins Dalvin Cook
Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak officially announced his retirement on Thursday after 25 seasons of coaching in the NFL. He was hired in Minnesota in 2019 to be the team's assistant head coach/offensive advisor, serving as the offensive coordinator in 2020. The 59-year-old was leaning toward retirement after the season, but he has made it official. The Vikings will have their sixth offensive coordinator in eight seasons in 2021. The team ranked fourth in yards per game (393.3) and finished 11th in points at 26.9 per game in 2020 under Kubiak. Quarterback Kirk Cousins had a career year and running back Dalvin Cook made Pro Bowls each of the last two seasons. Kubiak will retire with four Super Bowl rings to his name -- one as Denver's head coach, back-to-back titles in 1997-98 as Denver's offensive coordinator and his first Super Bowl ring in 1994 as the 49ers quarterbacks coach.Jan 21 · Source via Vikings Dalvin Cook Kirk Cousins
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook carried the ball 15 times for 73 yards with one touchdown in the Vikings 52-33 loss to the Saints on Christmas Day. Cook was running fast and free early in this game, punching in his 16th rushing touchdown of the season in the first quarter with a 15-yard burst. The talented back, however, was phased out of the game as the Vikings got down by multiple scores and was not on the field during a fourth quarter scoring drive in garbage time. Cook still delivered a solid line and now has 17 total touchdowns on the season. If healthy and is active to play, Cook remains an RB1 call in the final week of the season.Dec 25 · Source via Vikings Dalvin Cook
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook could face his toughest test of the season on Christmas Day against the Saints. New Orleans is allowing the fewest fantasy points to opposing running backs this season and have allowed only three touchdowns to the position since Week 5. Fantasy teams typically would steer clear of starting their running backs against the Saints but Cook is no ordinary back. He heads into Week 16 with three straight 100+-yard rushing games with eight total on the season and 16 total touchdowns. Cook will try and add to his 1,484 yards this Friday on Christmas to kick off Week 16.Dec 23 · Source via Vikings Dalvin Cook