5 reasons why Kevin Stefanski is now the Vikings’ offensive coordinator

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(Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) Kevin Stefanski
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Stefanski could be the next head coach for the Vikings

With Stefanski being turned down for the Browns head coaching position, he may have gotten a glimpse into his future.

According to KSTP’s Darren Wolfson on Wednesday, the Vikings signed Stefanski to a two-year contract that runs through 2020. As it stands right now, Zimmer’s contract only extends through 2019.

It’s far fetched, but one of two scenarios could play out next season.

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If 2019 turns out to be more like 2018, Minnesota may decide to go in another direction and end the Zimmer era even if they do sign him to a one-year contract extension (something that’s likely to happen).

If the Vikings don’t sign Zimmer to an extension, the soon-to-be 63-year-old coach may either decide to move to greener pastures or walk away altogether.

Both scenarios would create an opening at the top. The Browns were in that situation and decided to promote the guy they liked rather than have him potentially leave to go somewhere else.

If Stefanski has a solid year calling the plays full-time for the offense, the Vikings would have to think about whether they want him to head to another organization or go all-in on the hype train.

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Again, this is an out there scenario, but with teams currently craving offensive minds, Stefanski sticking around in Minnesota could eventually open up a major opportunity for the 36-year-old in the near future.