After underachieving, the Minnesota Vikings decided to go in a new direction at the head coaching position, hiring Kevin O’Connell from the Los Angles Rams.
O’Connell is a first-time head coach and will look to continue building off the Sean McVay coaching tree. The Rams and O’Connell are coming off a Super Bowl victory in 2021.
How Old is Kevin O’Connell?
Newly appointed Vikings’ head coach Kevin O’Connell is 37 years old. Born May 28, 1985, in Knoxville, Tennessee, O’Connell played football in college at San Diego State University, starting 21 games as the team’s quarterback. In addition, O’Connell was drafted into the NFL by the New England Patriots in the third round of the 2007 draft, leading to a four-year career as a backup quarterback with six different franchises, three of which he was only on the practice squad.
Before being hired by the Vikings, O’Connell spent two seasons as the offensive coordinator of the Rams. O’Connell has plenty of experience coaching football, working with four different NFL teams before being hired to his fifth organization in Minnesota. His coaching career began in 2015 as the Cleveland Browns quarterbacks coach.
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