The Vikings traded back in the NFL draft from #12 in the first round to #32 with the Detroit Lions swapping 2nd round picks and the Vikings get the Lions' 3rd rounder. Star Tribune Sports Columnist Jim Souhan joined me on WJON today.
The Vikings are reportedly set to hire L.A. Rams offensive coordinator Kevin O'Connell. This cannot become official until after the Super Bowl on February 13th. O'Connell is 36 years old, has been the Rams offensive coordinator since 2020.
The Vikings are reportedly down to 4 finalists for their head coaching job. Star Tribune Sports Columnist Jim Souhan joined me on WJON today. He says Jim Harbaugh was a "great" NFL head coach. Harbaugh was the head coach for the San Francisco 49ers from 2011-2014 and compiled a record of 44-19-1 and 5-3 in the postseason.
The Vikings rallied from a 14-3 halftime deficit to the Chicago Bears Sunday to win 31-17 at U.S. Bank Stadium to close the season 8-9. Kirk Cousins threw for 250 yards and 3 touchdowns without an interception.
The Vikings are expected to among among a hand full of teams looking for a new head coach following the season. The popular type of head coaching candidate in recent years has been a young offensive minded coach.