Vikings announce promotion of Klint Kubiak to offensive coordinator

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The Vikings have made it official, announcing the promotion of quarterbacks coach Klint Kubiak to offensive coordinator on Tuesday.

Kubiak replaces his father, Gary, as Minnesota’s offensive play caller. Gary Kubiak announced his retirement last month.

“I’m happy to keep consistency of the scheme and the staff on the offensive side of the ball for 2021. I believe in the system and the coaches we have,” Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said in a statement. “Klint will do a great job leading them and continuing to put our players in position to maximize their skills.”

Klint Kubiak was the Vikings’ quarterbacks coach for the last two seasons. He served as an offensive assistant and quarterbacks coach for the Broncos from 2016-2018.

Kubiak moving to offensive coordinator was one of a few coaching staff moves the team announced on Tuesday. With Kubiak moving up, Minnesota promoted Andrew Janocko from wide receivers coach to quarterbacks coach. And the team has hired former Jaguars wide receivers coach Keenan McCardell for the same position.

“I’ve talked with Keenan a few times, and he’s already had great advice for me,” Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson said, via the team website. “Knowing all he’s accomplished on the field and knowing a few of the guys he’s coached before, we definitely got a great coach and our group is ready to take advantage of that.”

Additionally, the Vikings named Sam Siefkes defensive quality control coach. He served as the defensive coordinator and inside linebackers coach for Wofford College from 2018-2020.

15 responses to “Vikings announce promotion of Klint Kubiak to offensive coordinator

  1. Klint Kubiak is all about continuity. Vikings offense was 4th in yards and 11th in points last year, and Kubiak’s scheme fits Cousins, Cook, and the WRs well, as stats reveal. They just need a better OL to be a top 5 offense in both points and yards.

  2. only a matter of time before Zimmer throws him under the bus and fires him for “not running the ball enough…..”

  3. Oh yeah. That Packer team that has bested us 8 out of the last 10 seasons in Quaking in their boots.

    C’mon Ariani. You sound worse than StellarPerformance

  4. I wonder if Gary might reprise his role as Senior Offensive Assistant or whatever he was in Stefanski’s year as OC. It’s a good way to hedge against the inexperience factor.

  5. mjimmym says:
    February 9, 2021 at 12:25 pm

    only a matter of time before Zimmer throws him under the bus and fires him for “not running the ball enough…..”

    Zimmer has never fired an OC for not running the ball enough. He’s fired one OC – John DeFilippo – and that was because opponents had figured out the offense and DeFilippo had nothing to respond with. Yes, he had essentially abandoned the run, which is a reason to fire any OC, but he would have still been employed if the Vikings were moving the ball and scoring points. He was in over his head and it was obvious to everyone.

  6. They need an upgrade at QB. Cousins took them to the same place that Keenum did.

  7. Has Cousins become the speechwriter for everybody? Jefferson sounds like a real up-and-coming apple-polisher.

  8. The new DC for the traditionally horrific packer defense just wet himself with the news.
    I feel bad that every time you read a Viking article all you can think about is the Packers. I couldn’t imagine that. Hope things get better for you.

  9. More young people should learn their trade by apprenticing under a skilled parent!… But at just 33 years old, he’ll probably have some of his own fresh ideas. Hoping to see some new looks next year..

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