NFL Coaching Tracker: Vikings Hire Former Broncos' HC Gary Kubiak in Offensive Advisory Role
The playoffs divisional matchups are set for this weekend, and while those teams prepare this week with efforts to continue their postseason runs, the eight teams that fired their coaches continue to interview candidates, some of which are still coaching.
The Bengals and Dolphins have each reportedly interviewed multiple candidates but neither has made any hiring decisions yet. The Buccaneers, Cardinals, Jets, Packers, and Broncos, on the other hand, have settled on who will be working their sidelines next season.
Here is the latest news and rumors concerning coaching vacancies in the NFL:
• The Vikings have hired former Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak in an offensive advisory role. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Kubiak's son, Klint, is expected to become the team's quarterbacks coach, while Kevin Stefanski will remain as Minnesota's offensive coordinator.
• The Broncos have officially agreed to terms with Mike Munchak as their offensive line coach.
• The Packers and head coach Matt LaFleur were denied permission to interview Mike LaFleur, Matt's younger brother and the 49ers’ pass game coordinator. 49ers also rejected requests from the Browns and the Vikings for LaFleur, along with denying interview requests for Mike McDaniel and Rich Scangarello.
• The Browns have officially announced Freddie Kitchens as Cleveland's new head coach.
• The Broncos were denied permission to interview 49ers’ quarterbacks coach Rich Scangarello for their offensive coordinator job.
• The Browns are working on a deal to hire former Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks as their defensive coordinator.
• The Dolphins have narrowed the focus of their head coaching search to Patriots defensive play-caller Brian Flores.