New Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak has plenty to work with as he looks to take the franchise to new heights during the 2020 season.
There is a large amount of pressure on new Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak this offseason.
The hugely experienced figure now has the keys to a potent offense after replacing Kevin Stefanski. What Kubiak does in the coming weeks is going to go a long way in determining whether or not he will be a success in the role.
The former Houston Texans head coach was part of the Vikings staff last season as an offensive adviser and he had a significant impact. This was particularly evident with quarterback Kirk Cousins, who had arguably the best season of his NFL career.
There is so much talent to work with in Minnesota across every position. Even the much-maligned offensive line showed progression last year before their interior was exposed in the playoffs against the San Francisco 49ers. If the Vikings can make further improvements to the protection this offseason, the sky is the limit for this group.
Kubiak knows what he has at his disposal and he will now get the chance to make the tweaks he needs to help get Minnesota into the playoffs again next season and potentially wrestle the NFC North title back from the Green Bay Packers.
The offensive guru is sure to have plenty of ideas up his sleeve ahead of a critical campaign for the franchise that currently has Cousins, Mike Zimmer, and Rick Spielman all in the final year of their contracts with the Vikings.
So let’s explore five ways that Kubiak can make Minnesota’s offense better in 2020.