Klint Kubiak is reportedly generating interest for open OC position

October 10, 2021; Charlotte, North Carolina, United States; Carolina Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold (14) battles with the ball during the second half against the Philadelphia Eagles at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Vikings fans, by and large, don’t feel too warm and fuzzy about the current OC. The offense didn’t play poorly this season, and yet there was always the belief that it could go much higher. Such is life when a team includes Justin Jefferson, Adam Thielen, KJ Osborn, Dalvin Cook and Tyler Conklin (among others). So it will come as a surprise to many of the purple faithful that Klint Kubiak is generate interest to be an OC elsewhere.

Without a doubt, the last name helps in things. Getting Lil’Kub means getting someone who grew up under the tutelage of Gary Kubiak, one of the most successful trainers out there.

Initially, Klint Kubiak was not an OC. In fact, he held various positions before assuming that title. He began his coaching career at Texas A&M. He then worked as the offensive quality control coach for the Vikings from 2013-14. There was a brief stop at Kansas to coach college before being an offensive assistant at Denver for three years. He then worked as a QB coach in Minnesota before graduating from OC.

In other words, the 34-year-old has had quite a bit of experience in his still-thriving career. The next stop may be in Carolina to work with Matt Rhule.

One thing that is notable, however, is that Mark Wilf made it clear that any decision on anyone under contract would be made by the combination of GM and HC. Therefore, Kubiak is still in his role with Minnesota. Perhaps the team will allow her to interview elsewhere, since the chances of her staying in town are low. Heck, maybe they’ll even trick a team into trading for him. It’s highly unlikely, but coaching swaps do happen.

In the end, Klint Kubiak finished the year with 25 points per game, so his time as OC wasn’t entirely disastrous. He associates that reality with the roller coaster ride that is training in Minnesota and maybe he’ll do well elsewhere. We all know it wouldn’t be easy to call a Mike Zimmer team a foul. I am encouraging you to find success elsewhere.

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