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Keenan McCardell

Wide Receivers Coach


Keenan McCardell enters his second season with the Minnesota Vikings in 2022 as wide receivers coach, bringing eight years of NFL coaching experience to the club. A two-time Pro Bowler and two-time Super Bowl champion, McCardell played 17 seasons in the NFL as a WR from 1991-2007.

Under the direction of McCardell, the wide receivers group turned in another impressive season, with new career highs. WR Justin Jefferson posted another record-setting season, finishing with the second-most receiving yards in the NFL (1,616), trailing only Rams WR Cooper Kupp who had 1,947. In Week 9 at Baltimore, Jefferson became the second-fastest wide receiver in NFL history to 2,000 career receiving yards, doing so in only 24 games. Jefferson passed Hall of Fame WRs Jerry Rice, Randy Moss and Rams WR Odell Beckham, Jr., to set the NFL record for most receiving yards in a player's first two seasons in the league with 3,016. In addition to being named to his second consecutive Pro Bowl, Jefferson was also named NFC Offensive Player of the Month for the month of November when he caught 24 passes for 464 yards and 3 touchdowns. Jefferson's 464 yards are the 3rd most in November in franchise history, trailing Moss' 473 receiving yards in 1998 and 510 in 2000.

In 2020, McCardell coached a Jacksonville receiving corps that saw WR DJ Chark become the first Jaguars player since WR Allen Robinson (2015-16) to have consecutive seasons with 5-plus receiving touchdown. WR Laviska Shenault, Jr., had the second-most catches by a Jaguars rookie (58), and he was the third rookie in team history with 600-plus yards and 5-plus touchdowns.