Ben McAdoo and Mike McCoy are among the candidates the Minnesota Vikings will interview for their current offensive coordinator vacancy.
So Pat Shurmur is officially gone. Last season’s offensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings was announced as the next head coach of the New York Giants on Tuesday and his next task will be to figure out if Eli Manning has anything left in his NFL career.
While Shurmur adjusts to life in the Big Apple, the Vikings will be looking for someone to fill his old job as the team’s offensive play-caller. Minnesota is not wasting anytime looking for Shurmur’s replacement as the team already has a bunch of candidates they will reportedly consider for the job.
So far, it has been reported that the Vikings are showing interest in current quarterbacks coach Kevin Stefanski, former Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, former Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, and former New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo.
Stefanski will be heading out to meet with Minnesota head coach Mike Zimmer this week according to the Star Tribune’s Ben Goessling on Wednesday.
NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported on Sunday that McAdoo and McCoy are also among the potential candidates Minnesota will consider to takeover Shurmur’s old job.
McAdoo was most recently the head coach of the Giants. He was fired with four games remaining last season after New York was only able to string together a total of two wins in their first 12 matchups.
McCoy spent 2013 to 2016 as the head coach of the San Diego Chargers before being fired and joining the Denver Broncos’ staff last season as the team’s offensive coordinator. However, his time with the Broncos came to an end after the team fired him just 10 games into the 2017 season.
Based on what is being reported about the Vikings’ search so far, it appears they may have a new offensive coordinator by the end of January.