The Minnesota Vikings have reportedly parted ways with quarterbacks coach Scott Turner, the son of the team’s former offensive coordinator.
According to the Star Tribune’s Matt Vensel, the Minnesota Vikings have fired quarterbacks coach Scott Turner. Vensel cited a league source when he confirmed a previous report about the move from SiriusXM’s Alex Marvez.
Turner came aboard the coaching staff with has father, Norv, when Mike Zimmer was hired as the Vikings’ head coach in 2014. Despite his father resigning in the middle of the 2016 season, Scott remained on the team’s staff for the remainder of the year.
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The move is probably something that could have been predicted. Minnesota is bringing back Pat Shurmur as their offensive coordinator in 2017 and Turner is more accustomed to coaching the type of offense that was run by his father.
Does this mean anything regarding the future of Minnesota quarterback Teddy Bridgewater? It really should not, despite Scott Turner having a hand in the development of the young quarterback.
Bridgewater’s style and strengths still fit the type of offense that is run by Shurmur and he should not have any trouble adjusting to the scheme if and when he steps back out onto the field.
No word yet on if the Vikings plan to hire another quarterbacks coach for 2017.