With Kevin O’Connell set to be the next head coach of the Minnesota Vikings, which quarterbacks could join him?
After the Jim Harbaugh fiasco came to an end, the Minnesota Vikings shifted their focus to current Los Angeles Rams offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell to be their next head coach. O’Connell has spent time under Sean McVay in Los Angeles and has some experience as an offensive coordinator and QB coach in Washington as well.
The thing with Washington, though, is that O’Connell worked with Kirk Cousins and did not have much success in the process. Washington was a middle-of-the-pack passing offense and had the worst offense in the league in 2019 when O’Connell took over as the offensive coordinator.
In his defense, that season was led by Case Keenum and Dwayne Haskins at quarterback, and their leading rusher was a 34-year-old Adrian Peterson. While the raw numbers do not look great for O’Connell, it’s not like the guy was working with any talent on the offensive side of the ball.
There are some rumors coming out that O’Connell was not a fan of Cousins in Washington, and he was part of the coaching staff in Los Angeles that wanted to trade for Matt Stafford over Cousins at this time a year ago.
If those rumors hold any merit, it would appear as if Cousins is on his way out of Minnesota after all. By all means, if O’Connell wants to start fresh with his own choice of quarterback, he should be afforded the opportunity to do so.
Which quarterbacks fit what O’Connell wants to do with the Vikings?