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The Minnesota Vikings are handing offensive coordinator duties to Gary Kubiak, multiple league sources confirmed to ESPN. Kubiak served as the team's assistant head coach/offensive adviser during the 2019 season.
Those who have known him during his 14-year journey with the Vikings say Kevin Stefanski doesn't believe he has all the answers. And that's just what the Browns were looking for.
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Kevin Stefanski has been handed a five-year contract to take over as the 18th full-time Cleveland Browns coach, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
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(Sara Ziegler, sports editor): Well, that was quite a weekend.
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said the Vikings will run the same offensive system in 2020, prioritizing continuity around quarterback Kirk Cousins as Minnesota searches for its fifth offensive coordinator in five seasons.
Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer
Mike Zimmer said he spent an hour on the phone with his mentor Bill Parcells dissecting how the Vikings can get "over the hump" and to the next level. "We've been to the conference championship, we've been to the divisional game, we've been in a wild card game where we lost by a field goal and just try to figure out how do we get over this hump of getting to the next level and eventually winning this thing."
Minnesota has a lengthy offseason to-do list, but it all starts with finding a replacement for offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski.
This weekend's NFL action was full of shock and awe. On Saturday, the San Francisco 49ers' defense stymied Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings. In Baltimore, the Ravens were upset by a stout Tennessee Titans defense and ferocious rushing attack. And on Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs engineered a breathtaking comeback over the Houston Texans, and Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers held on to defeat the Seattle Seahawks. ESPN insider Bill Barnwell and Mina Kimes break down the highs and lows of the divisional weekend.
Adam Schefter ESPN Senior Writer
Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards is not expected to return to Minnesota for next season, per source.
The Cleveland Browns are planning to hire Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski as their head coach, a source confirmed to ESPN.
The All-Pro receiver suggested the Vikings got what they deserved, as they lost to the 49ers in the divisional round.
Terence Newman, who played 15 seasons before becoming an assistant coach with the Vikings, worked out with the team this week as a possible fix for their secondary heading into Saturday's playoff game, sources told ESPN.
From developments on the offensive line to the playcaller to running back, Minnesota has a big to-do list to focus on in 2020.
Seth Walder ESPN Analytics
Nick Bosa recorded a pass rush win rate of 41% today, his best PRWR game this season. PRWR is an ESPN metric powered by NFL Next Gen Stats.
Jimmy Garoppolo threw a TD pass on his opening drive as a playoff starter and then watched San Francisco's defense and running game take over from there in the 49ers' 27-10 victory over the Minnesota Vikings in the divisional round Saturday.
Brian Burke ESPN Analytics
The 49ers Pass Rush Win Rate (PRWR) is 62% almost halfway through the 4th quarter League average is just over 40%. Bosa has 5 Pass Rush Wins, Buckner 3, and Ford 2. Four other 49ers rushers with 1. PRWR is an ESPN metric powered by raw tracking data from NextGen Stats.
The Vikings wide receiver and quarterback continue to connect on passes thrown 20-plus yards downfield this season.