5 offensive coaches the Vikings could replace Mike Zimmer with

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Byron Leftwich (Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator)

Byron Leftwich has won two Super Bowls over the course of his NFL career. One coming as a backup quarterback on the Steelers when Pittsburgh defeated the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII. The other came this past year when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV.

The Bucs currently have one of the NFL’s highest-scoring offenses this season, and while a big part of that is Bruce Arians being a brilliant offensive head coach, Leftwich has contributed to his team’s success as well.

Like Kellen Moore, Leftwich took over as the Bucs’ offensive coordinator in 2019. It was the first season for both him and Arians with Tampa. To nobody’s surprise, the Bucs jumped from 12th in scoring in 2018 to third in 2019.

Leftwich has had three years under Arians to learn and come into his own as an offensive coordinator. He would be able to bring that experience to Minnesota to help improve an already strong passing attack with Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson in addition to also getting Dalvin Cook involved in the passing game. At 41-years-old, Leftwich is primed to start his head coaching career in the near future.