Earlier today, we passed along the news that the Minnesota Vikings were talking to former Houston Texans and Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak about a role with the team, and we weren’t quite sure what that role was going to be.
Well, we know now. . .because the Vikings have hired Kubiak.
Vikings hiring former Broncos’ HC Gary Kubiak in an offensive advisory role, per a league source. Kubiak’s son, Klint, is expected to become Vikings’ QB coach and Kevin Stefanski will remain as Vikings’ OC.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 14, 2019
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Vikings are hiring Kubiak in what’s being called an “offensive advisory” role. I don’t think that means he’s going to be putting those little stickers on albums or anything, but I’m not entirely sure what role he’s going to play. My guess is that there will be some sort of press conference coming here soon to clarify things.
It also appears that the Vikings are getting two Kubiaks for the price of one, as Gary’s son Klint is apparently poised to take over as the team’s quarterbacks coach. This will be Klint Kubiak’s second stint with the Vikings, as he was with the team in 2013 and 2014 as an assistant wide receiver coach and offensive quality control analyst. He was the quarterback coach for the Broncos for the past three seasons.
So, the Vikings have brought in one of those “offensive consultants” that seem to be all the rage, and appear to have gotten themselves a quarterbacks coach as well.