On Monday, the Minnesota Vikings announced the following coaching changes to Mike Zimmer’s 2020 staff:
- Gary Kubiak – Offensive Coordinator
- Andre Patterson & Adam Zimmer – Co-Defensive Coordinators
- Andrew Janocko – Wide Receivers
- Daronte Jones – Defensive Backs
- Phil Rauscher – Assistant Offensive Line
Kubiak will replace former OC Kevin Stefanski, now the head coach of the Cleveland Browns.
Regarding the defensive coordinator job, recent reports had said that the Vikings could opt to split the duties between Patterson and Zimmer, so this doesn’t came as a big surprise.
Kubiak, 58, began his NFL coaching career with the 49ers back in 1994 as their QBs coach and later took over as the Broncos’ offensive coordinator/QBs coach the following year. The Texans hired him as their head coach in 2006 and he spent eight years in Houston.
The Ravens hired him as their offensive coordinator in 2014 but he spent just a year in Baltimore before he was hired as the Broncos head coach. Kubiak stepped down as Broncos head coach after the 2016 season due to health issues served as a senior personnel adviser for Denver for a few seasons. The Vikings brought him on in a similar role in 2019.
For his career, Kubiak’s teams posted a record of 82-75 (52.2 percent) to go along with three playoff appearances including a Super Bowl championship in 2015.