Report: Vikings to hire O'Connell

Photo by: Los Angeles Rams - Facebook
Photo by: Los Angeles Rams - Facebook

(Eagan, MN) -- The Minnesota Vikings reportedly have their next head coach.  

Published reports say the team is expected to hire Rams offensive coordinator Kevin O'Connell after Super Bowl 56. The news comes after the team spent Wednesday interviewing Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh, who ultimately decided to remain with the Wolverines.  

The 36-year-old O'Connell was Washington's offensive coordinator in 2019 before taking over the same role with the Rams the last two seasons. He will be the tenth head coach in Vikings history.  

Minnesota won't be able to officially announce O'Connell's hiring until after the Super Bowl, since O'Connell will be coaching in the game. The Rams take on the Cincinnati Bengals in the game at SoFi Stadium February 13th.