Report: Panthers to interview Klint Kubiak for offensive coordinator position

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The Carolina Panthers will interview Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Klint Kubiak for the same position, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com.

Kubiak remains the coordinator for the time being in Minnesota. However, following the firings of head coach Mike Zimmer and general manager Rick Spielman, the entire staff appears set to turnover with the Vikings.

Kubiak just completed his first season as offensive coordinator of the Vikings after spending the previous two seasons as quarterbacks coach. Kubiak took over the job from his father, Gary, after his retirement following the 2020 season.

Kubiak has spent a total of eight seasons coaching in the NFL, beginning as an offensive assistant in Minnesota in 2013. After a single year at Kansas in 2015, Kubiak joined the Denver Broncos for two years as a quality control coach before returning to the Vikings. Minnesota ranked 12th in total offense this season and 14th in points scored.

The Panthers are looking for a new offensive coordinator after head coach Matt Rhule fired Joe Brady in December.

Carolina has expressed interest in former Houston head coach Bill O’Brien, former Washington head coach Jay Gruden, Los Angeles Rams offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell, and Texans passing game coordinator Pep Hamilton as part of their search as well.

23 responses to “Report: Panthers to interview Klint Kubiak for offensive coordinator position

  1. They might want to watch some game film first. They only ranked as high as they did because of the talent on the team, not because of his play calling.

  2. Just requesting this interview and considering Kubiak should be enough to send Rhule packing. Kubiak couldn’t get a job as an offensive coordinator for a Pop Warner team if it weren’t for his dad.

  3. I always assumed billionaires like David Tepper had to be brilliant. How can somebody who made that much money in business make so many moronic decisions haha?

  4. Of course. I honestly feel sorry for Panthers fans. Nothing they’ve done could possibly deserve another year of Matt Rhule, Sam Darnold, and possibly Klint Kubiak.

  5. As a life long fan of WASHINGTON,,
    Let me assure you that this type of nepotism is the worst.

    Daddy was a head coach so son thinks he can call plays: welcome to severa 6 win season

  6. That offence requires the heavy lifting to come from the RB. Christian McCaffrey may just crumble to dust with the running volume in that offence given his injury history.

  7. Vikings fans grew to hate this guy and their offense badly underperformed its considerable talent. Not sure he is an upgrade.

  8. Let’s stop with the Nepotism hires. That’s one of the reason the Vikings were horrible, it was all about keeping the kids employed.

    Gary Kubiak came out of retirement to setup his kid, Klint, on the Vikings. The Vikings hired Klint as QB coach while his father coached the offense. Gary spent a year grooming his kid, then retired and Klint moved up the food chain last year.

    Zimmer’s son, Adam, was named Co-defensive coordinator and wasn’t allowed to do anything on game day. Just another kid collecting an NFL paycheck and an NFL title on his resume.

  9. We’ll even give you a free draft pick of your choice if you do.

    -signed all Vikings fans.

  10. Matt Rhule should be fired immediately. The Carolina Panthers will go nowhere with the current clown act in place.

  11. codylaws says:
    January 12, 2022 at 9:32 am
    He’s going to get rhule fired

    Seeing as While cannot get himself fired, maybe it’s a good thing.

  12. Huh? Not sure why the Panthers would want him – not a great game manager after the first 10 scripted plays. Then again Rhule will be gone in a year, so its only a part-time gig.

  13. I see lots of comments claiming the Vikings have all this talent – and I ask you after Jefferson, Cook and Cousins who on the offense is better than average talent?

  14. If you want your team to end up with 3rd and 12 (every time)only to give up and call a draw play (every time) then by all means, hire Klint Kubiak.

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