The Minnesota Vikings offense is chugging along thanks to the wonderful play calling of Pat Shurmur. Enjoy it while you can.
The Minnesota Vikings will soon face a problem. It’s a good problem, but a problem nonetheless. The problem is offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur and it has to do with his play calling abilities, it is just too good.
ESPN recently listed out the top candidates for the open and soon-to-be-open head coaching gigs around the NFL and naturally Shurmur’s name was on the list and for good reason. Look at how well this offense is playing with backups playing at both quarterback and running back. It’s quite incredible.
It is more than likely that Shurmur will be offered a head coaching gig this offseason and he should take that job. He has earned that chance. Vikings fans should enjoy the Shurmur offense while we can, though.
Personally, I am big on Case Keenum. I think he’s a very talented quarterback, but I’d be a fool if I didn’t say that I think some of his success comes from the offensive play calling that Shurmur supplies. All season long, Shurmur has put Keenum and the Vikings in positions to succeed and the team has answered the call seemingly every time.
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With so many questions marks in the air surrounding the offense going into 2018, make sure to enjoy the offense right now in 2017. With no guarantee of who the quarterback will be and how good they will be in 2018 and the high likelihood of Shurmur being gone means that the 2017 offense might be the best Vikings offense we see in years.
Sure, Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen and Dalvin Cook will all be Vikings in 2018, but the architect might not be and he might be just as important to the equation. So for now, sit back and enjoy the beautiful picture that unfolds on your TV screen this season.
Shurmur will be calling the offense on Sunday when the Vikings take on the Carolina Panthers. The game is set for a noon Central kick off.