Vikings to Bring Another Coach to the 2019 Staff

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The Minnesota Vikings have made yet another change to the coaching staff in the upcoming 2019 season.

On top of officially removing the interim tag on Offensive Coordinator Kevin Stefanski’s position, hiring former Broncos and Texans head coach Gary Kubiak to an advisory role, and bringing Kubiak’s son, Klint to the quarterbacks coach position, news has broke that the Vikings have brought on Brian Pariani as the new tight ends coach for the upcoming season.

Brian Pariani has seemingly followed Gary Kubiak around for much of his time in the NFL. Pariani began his tenure with the NFL in 1994 and has worked alongside Kubiak ever since, with the exception of the 2005 season where he coached outside of the league. Kubiak and Pariani have won four Super Bowls together, and most recently were part of the coaching staff on the Denver Broncos team that won a Super Bowl in 2016.

Interestingly, this will leave now former tight ends coach Todd Downing without an active role on the coaching staff. However, there has been no news that he’s been told to pack his bags just yet. During this off season we’ll keep a close eye on what the Vikings decide to do with him.

This move appears to be a great one, as for the most part, we can assume that the father son duo of Gary and Klint Kubiak, along with long-time ally Brian Pariani will allow for a brilliant level of consistency on the offensive side of the ball. On top of that, Gary Kubiak and Pariani have proven that they work well together time and time again.

This seems to be the first step of many in an effort to bridge the gap of error that the offense saw in 2018. Now, we can only wait to see what big time changes come for the offensive line, and where the coaching of the special teams unit is headed for 2019.