How will the Minnesota Vikings offense be different under Gary Kubiak?
The shared-power dynamic in 2019 for the Minnesota Vikings between offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski and then-special assistant Gary Kubiak was both successful and a bit confusing. Perhaps that was the intention.
There was never a bonafide distinction as to whether we were seeing a Stefanski-fueled offense or a “Kubiak is pulling strings” offense. It’s moot now as Stefanski became the skipper for the Cleveland Browns and Kubiak now runs the Vikings offense, indisputably.
What’s important is that Minnesota’s offense was significantly better in 2019 than in 2018. Under Kubiak, the team seeks to be better offensively sans wideout Stefon Diggs and that will be a tall task.
The Vikings subtracted Diggs and Stefanski, added rookie Justin Jefferson and veteran pass-catcher Tajae Sharpe, and they are currently in a contractual tug-of-war with tailback Dalvin Cook. There are indeed hurdles to replicating the 2019 prosperity.
Although Minnesota’s 2020 offense will not fundamentally change, onlookers will notice some differences.