Update: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's D. Orlando Ledbetter reports Bill Musgrave is the new Vikings OC.
Atlanta Falcons quarterbacks coach and assistant head coach has agreed to become the next Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator, according to Chris Mortensen. This sharply contradicts a report by Jason La Canfora that Musgrave was headed to the Cleveland Browns, so it’s hard to know what to believe right now.
Mortensen says Musgrave was “pursued heavily” by the Browns, but that the Browns couldn’t top the Vikings.
If he’s off to Minnesota, Musgrave will have one of the NFL’s most intriguing quarterback situations to oversee. Minus Brett Favre, the Vikings depth chart is reduced to Joe Webb and Tarvaris Jackson, and there’s always the possibility of the team drafting a passer. Still it’ll be interesting to see what Musgrave can do with Sidney Rice, Percy Harvin, and Adrian Peterson after spending time around Roddy White, Harry Douglas, and Jason Snelling.
Musgrave would report to Leslie Frazier, who’s beginning his first year as full-time head coach, on a staff that includes former San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Singletary.