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Gary Kubiak could be next Vikings offensive coordinator

Minnesota Vikings play by play announcer Paul Allen believes that Gary Kubiak will be the next offensive coordinator for the team. During his daily radio show on KFAN based out of the Twin Cities, Allen said the “The Vikings have to know that Gary Kubiak will be the next offensive coordinator.”

The Vikings haven’t said much about interviews for offensive coordinator after last year’s coordinator Kevin Stefanski left to take the head coaching job with the Cleveland Browns.

Kubiak came on board before the 2019 season with the Vikings as an offensive advisor. Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer has had nothing but praise for Kubiak and how he helped the team.

Back in November, Zimmer said that Kubiak coming to the Vikings was the best thing to happen to him since coming to the Vikings.

“Gary has been tremendous. It’s probably the best thing that’s ever happened to me since I came here,” Zimmer said via Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk.

The only thing holding up this announcement might be Kubiak. He retired from the Denver Broncos after the 2016 season citing health concerns. Being promoted to offensive coordinator could put more stress on him and have a negative effect on his health.

If Kubiak feels like he is healthy enough to take on the role it would make a lot of sense for the Vikings to elevate him. Maybe he can be the guy to help get the most out of Kirk Cousins and allow the team to make a deep run in the playoffs.