Vikings wide receiver coach Keenan McCardell was interviewed by the New England Patriots on Friday for their Offensive Coordinator position. On Tuesday, the Patriots hired Alabama Offensive Coordinator Bill O’Brien as their offensive coordinator, keeping Keenan McCardell in Minnesota for now.
With the depth and impressivness of the Vikings wide receiver group, it’s not a surprise that McCardell is being looked at by teams with open Offensive Coordinator positions. On Tuesday evening, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers requested an interview with Keenan McCardell for their open Offensive Coordinator position.
Other teams that might target McCardell for an Offensive Coordinator position include the Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Chargers, Indianapolis Colts, New York Jets, and Baltimore Ravens.
McCardell being a former wideout himself, who played 16 seasons in the NFL, and winning the Super Bowl with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, it’s no surprise that he’s this good of a receivers coach.
Vikings receivers such as Justin Jefferson and KJ Osborn have expressed their appreciation for McCardell over the years on social media and through the press.
If McCardell leaves the Vikings organization, then who knows how well the receiving core will do under a new coach. All Vikings fans know is that this man is responsible for helping Justin Jefferson and KJ Osborn develop into what they are now, and are forever grateful.
The Vikings have seen some of their best receiving years under Keenan McCardell, and if he was to depart for another job, then he would be deeply missed within the Minnesota Vikings community and fanbase.