4 realistic candidates to be the next Vikings offensive coordinator

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Which candidates are the most likely to become the new offensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings?

The rotating door of offensive coordinators continues for the Minnesota Vikings as Gary Kubiak hung up his clipboard for good following the 2020 NFL season. This wasn’t much of a surprise since the 59-year-old coach had previously stated he was contemplating retiring even before joining the purple and gold.

Minnesota needing to hunt down a new offensive coordinator so often is a bit of an issue. For the players to learn new terminology and preferences from their coaching staff on a regular basis hurts consistency and can put players out of rhythm.

The Vikings offense was quite good in 2020 despite struggles from the offensive line and trading away Minneapolis Miracle receiver Stefon Diggs. The hope is that a new, creative mind can help to unlock the talents of the remaining offensive players and keep the team an offensive threat.

Hunting for an offensive coordinator must be completed quickly since the most desirable candidates could get hired elsewhere. However, the process must also be exhaustive so the Minnesota Vikings know they are getting a quality hire.

Here are 4 realistic options to become the offensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings for the 2021 NFL season along with some names that might not be the best candidates for the job.