7 best moves of the Minnesota Vikings’ 2019 offseason

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(Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) Gary Kubiak
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3. Hiring Gary Kubiak

This could easily emerge as the most impactful decision that the Vikings made this offseason. Minnesota’s offense has tremendous potential for 2019 with a guy like Kubiak now offering his expertise.

Now, the Vikings did not hire him to be their offensive coordinator for the upcoming season (that would be Kevin Stefanski’s title). Kubiak was added to Minnesota’s staff as an offensive advisor/assistant head coach.

However, the Vikings have been talking all offseason about how players will fit into an offensive scheme that is heavily influenced by Kubiak. So he may not be calling the plays in 2019, but he’ll definitely have input on which plays should be included in the game plan for each week.

After last year’s disaster with John DeFilippo turning Minnesota’s offense into an unnecessary, pass-happy unit, the team had to bring in someone with a track record for offensive success. Adding Kubiak was a great decision by the Vikings and his three Super Bowl rings should be enough to prove that he knows a thing or two about running a successful offense.