Kevin Stefanski on new job: ‘I can’t wait to get started’

Tanya Simon
January 14, 2020

The former Vikings offensive coordinator becomes the 18th full-time head coach in franchise history.

Kevin Stefanski is joining the Browns as coach after spending over a decade with the Minnesota Vikings.

© APWF FILE - In this December 16, 2018, file photo, Minnesota Vikings interim offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski watches from the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, in Minneapolis.

He will be tagged with the duties of turning around the same organization that so many have tried to turn around in the past.

Minnesota will now look to fill their OC job once again as they try to rebound next year from a Divisional Round loss to the 49ers.

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Paton has served 13 seasons in the Vikings organization. Zimmer had a primary question for the Hall of Fame coach, one that will loom over the Vikings for the long offseason to come: How do they go from good to great?

Shortly after announcing that he would be introduced at a news conference on Tuesday afternoon, the Browns posted video of Stefanski, 37, arriving in Cleveland and checking out his new office at the team headquarters in Berea.

Stefanski is the third youngest head coach in the National Football League behind Sean McVay and Zac Taylor.

With Steve Wilks calling the shots as the DC in Cleveland, the Browns gave up 24.6 points per game, but saw many injuries at key positions. "We're really looking forward to moving out here and getting situated in Cleveland and the adventure of it all".

"I really feel like I grew as a coach there, and they allowed me to grow, which was outstanding", Stefanski said in a statement. I think the eager part for me is to get to work, buckle down and start to put together a program.

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