Vikings Part Ways with Longtime Pro Scout

Vikings Part Ways with Longtime Pro Scout
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On Tuesday morning, Seth Walder of ESPN tweeted that the Minnesota Vikings had made another change to their staff for the 2023 season. That change comes in the form of parting ways with longtime pro scout Scott Kuhn.

Kuhn has been one of the most respected members of the Vikings staff for years. He joined the team back in 2007, meaning he’s been part of both the Rick Spielman and Kwesi Adofo-Mensah tenures as general manager. Kuhn has also been through the Brad Childress, Leslie Frazier, Mike Zimmer, and Kevin O’Connell head coaching stints.

Dec 10, 2018; Seattle, WA, USA; Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman (left) and president and co-owner Mark Wilf watch from the sidelines during the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

His first position with the Vikings was as a pro scout, but in 2016, he was also given the title of Director of Football Analytics. As a scout, he’s helped bring aboard multiple Vikings stars such as Percy Harvin, Everson Griffen, Kyle Rudolph, Harrison Smith, Adam Thielen, and many others.

Prior to joining the Vikings, Kuhn was with the Miami Dolphins from July 2000 through 2007. While in Miami, he was the College Scouting Coordinator, and in his final year with the Dolphins, they drafted wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. with their first-round pick.

For now, we have no news as to who the Minnesota Vikings will replace Kuhn with.

Josh Frey is a Class of 2020 graduate of The College of Idaho and managing editor of PurplePTSD.com. When he’s not writing about the NFL, Josh enjoys running, gaming, or rooting for the Milwaukee Brewers and Bucks. Check out his Twitter account: @Freyed_Chicken.