Minnesota Vikings hire Norv Turner as offensive coordinator

Dec 15, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner coaches before a game against the Chicago Bears at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ron Schwane-USA TODAY Sports

After flirting with the idea this past week, the Minnesota Vikings have made it official and have hired Norv Turner to become the team’s new offensive coordinator. In the same week in which they hired Mike Zimmer to be their new head coach, the Vikings came to terms with Turner over the weekend which means Minnesota has a new offensive guru to try and turn things around.

 

The work will likely start with picking a new franchise quarterback. Matt Cassel is likely to be retained but Christian Ponder has been a bust and Josh Freeman was an experiment gone horribly wrong. Turner is the first high profile coordinator the Vikings have had in a while, as they’ve made a habit of trying to promote from within ever since Brian Billick left 1999 to coach the Ravens.

Turner’s job will be to not only continue Adrian Peterson’s success, but find a way to make the offense around him as explosive as he is. Zimmer is a defense genius in the NFL and he now has a head coach quality coordinator running his offense.

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