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Brian Pariani

Tight Ends


Brian Pariani returns for his 2nd season as the TEs coach for the Vikings in 2020, bringing the experience of coaching 3 Pro Bowl TEs and 1 Hall of Famer. Pariani was part of Super Bowl winning clubs with San Francisco (Super Bowl XXIX) and Denver (XXXII and XXXIII), most recently winning Super Bowl 50 to cap the 2015 season.

Pariani has been a part of some of the most prolific and balanced offenses in the league. His teams have finished in the Top 5 in total offense on 15 occasions, ranking 5th or higher in passing offense (9 times) and rushing offense (11 times) in 21 of those seasons. In 2019, Pariani was reunited on the Vikings staff with Gary Kubiak, who he coached with in San Francisco, Denver, Houston, Baltimore and now Minnesota.

Pariani's TEs have contributed to teams that have posted 5 different 4,000-yard passing seasons and 11 total 2,000-yard rushing campaigns during his 21 years coaching that unit.