In addition to Gary and Klint Kubiak joining the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, the team also named Brian Pariani their tight ends coach for 2019.
Monday was quite the busy time for the Minnesota Vikings. In an effort to improve their offensive production next season, the Vikings announced the additions of Gary and Klint Kubiak to their 2019 coaching staff.
However, the Kubiaks were not the only assistant coaches joining Minnesota on Monday. The Vikings also named Brian Pariani as their new tight ends coach for next season.
Pariani was last seen in the NFL as the tight ends coach for the Denver Broncos in 2016. For more than 15 years, he and Gary Kubiak have worked closely together during the former head coach’s stints with the Broncos, Baltimore Ravens, and Houston Texans.
Wherever Kubiak has gone during his NFL coaching career, Pariani usually tags along as his tight ends coach.
During Pariani’s time in the league, he has been in charge of a number of very talented tight ends including Shannon Sharpe, Owen Daniels, Dennis Pitta, and Vernon Davis. With the Vikings, now he will get an opportunity to help Kyle Rudolph bring his game to the next level.
Last season, Todd Downing assumed the role as Minnesota’s tight ends coach. Downing is still a member of the Vikings’ coaching staff according to the team’s website, but what his position will be in 2019 is not yet known with Pariani now taking over his previous job.
These new additions to their staff on Monday show that Minnesota is taking the necessary steps to improve their offense for next season. The Vikings already had plenty of talented players on the offensive side of the ball and now it’s up to their new coaches to steer them in the right direction.