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Keenan McCardell

Wide Receivers


Keenan McCardell enters his third season with the Minnesota Vikings in 2023 as wide receivers coach, bringing nine 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.

In 2022, McCardell helped WR Justin Jefferson win NFL offensive MVP and become the first player in franchise history to lead the league in both receptions (128) and receiving yards (1,809). Jefferson's 1,809 receiving yards in 2022 was the sixth-most in NFL history and he joined Calvin Johnson, Cooper Kupp, Julio Jones, Jerry Rice and Antonio Brown as the only receivers to reach 1,800 receiving yards in a season. Under McCardell, Jefferson was selected to his third Pro Bowl (2020-22) and he was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week (Week 10) and NFC Offensive Player of the Month (November). McCardell also coached WR K.J. Osborn to two 100-plus yard receiving games, including his five receptions for 117 yards performance where he hauled in a 66-yard reception, marking the longest completion by the Vikings during that season.