5 reasons why Kevin Stefanski is now the Vikings’ offensive coordinator

Quarterbacks Kirk Cousins #8 and Trevor Siemian #3 of the Minnesota Vikings, and quarterbacks coach Kevin Stefanski talk on field before the game against the Green Bay Packers.

The Cleveland Browns are still looking for a head coach and have scheduled a second interview with Kevin Stefanski, according to sources.

Stefanski began 2018 as quarterbacks coach before being promoted to offensive coordinator on an interim basis when John DeFilippo was sacked December 11.

Both men were promoted to offensive coordinator in the middle of the season.

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In three games with Stefanski calling the plays, the Vikings averaged 307.3 yards total offense after averaging 354.4 in the first 13.

But with the season on the line, the Vikings ran for just 53 yards in the regular season finale, a 24-10 loss to the Bears.

Fortunately, the Vikings were not in a search to find a replacement for head coach Mike Zimmer. Under Zimmer, he'll have near autonomy of the offense, free to design and call plays, .

"When we get back, we're going to be 110 percent in for him", running back Dalvin Cook said. "He lets his playmakers do all the talking for him", Cook said Wednesday. He had 19 carries for 136 yards and two touchdowns against the Dolphins.

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