Head coach Kevin O’Connell and the Minnesota Vikings are taking on the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football. O’Connell, one of the youngest coaches in the league, is in his second season as the Vikings head coach.
What is the head coach’s salary and net worth?
Kevin O’Connell’s Salary and Details
O’Connell had a playing career in the NFL after he finished his collegiate career at San Diego State with 7,689 passing yards and 46 touchdown passes, both top-five marks in the school’s history. He was drafted 94th overall by the New England Patriots in 2008.
During his career, he spent time with the Detroit Lions, New York Jets, Miami Dolphins, and San Diego Chargers, largely spending time on the teams’ practice squads.
He began his coaching career when he joined the Cleveland Browns as their quarterback coach for the 2015 season. In 2016, O’Connell joined the San Francisco 49ers on special projects.
He climbed the ladder and was hired by the Los Angeles Rams as offensive coordinator. In his time with the Rams, O’Connell won his first Super Bowl in 2022. He made over $2 million annually as the Rams’ offensive coordinator.
After winning the Super Bowl with the Rams, O’Connell was hired by the Vikings in 2022 as their head coach.
With it being his first year as a head coach, O’Connell likely makes somewhere between $3 to $5 million annually.
O’Connell’s net worth is around $5 million, as of 2023. His entire net worth is mostly a reflection of his NFL contracts thus far, in the infancy of his coaching career.
O’Connell has found success during his time with the Vikings as he led the team to a 13–4 record in the 2022 season. The Vikings won the NFC North for the first time since 2017 but were defeated by the New York Giants in the Wild Card Round by a final score of 31–24.
The Vikings currently sit at 6-5 and second in the NFC North behind the 8-3 Detroit Lions and sixth in the NFC standings.
Earlier this season, the Vikings had a stretch of five consecutive wins before falling to the Denver Broncos in Week 12. They were missing quarterback Kirk Cousins for two of the wins during the run as the star QB has been ruled out for the remainder of the season with a torn Achilles.
After Cousins went down with the injury, the team traded for quarterback Joshua Dobbs, who has taken control of the starting role and played well for the team so far. Dobbs has completed 62.8% of his passes for 2,216 yards, 12 touchdowns, and six interceptions this season between the Vikings and Cardinals through 11 games.
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