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Vikings Conclude Initial Interview with Todd Bowles for Head Coach Opening


EAGAN, Minn. – The Vikings on Friday confirmed they have interviewed Todd Bowles for their open head coaching position.

Bowles is currently the Defensive Coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He joined the Buccaneers in his current role in 2019 after four seasons as the head coach of the New York Jets.

NFL/College Career

As an NFL Player

1986-90 Washington Football Team DB

1991 San Francisco 49ers DB

1992-93 Washington Football Team DB

As a Coach/Personnel Staffer

1994-95 Green Bay Packers Personnel Department

1997 Morehouse College Defensive Coordinator & Secondary Coach

1998-99 Grambling State Defensive Coordinator & Secondary Coach

2000 New York Jets Secondary Coach

2001-03 Cleveland Browns Secondary — Nickel Package Coach

2004 Cleveland Browns Secondary Coach

2005-07 Dallas Cowboys Secondary Coach

2008-11 Miami Dolphins Assistant Head Coach & Secondary Coach

2011 Miami Dolphins Interim Head Coach

2012 Philadelphia Eagles Secondary Coach (and then Interim Defensive Coordinator)

2013-14 Arizona Cardinals Defensive Coordinator

2015-18 New York Jets Head Coach

2019-21 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator


Bowles graduated from Temple University in 1986 after playing for seasons for current Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach Bruce Arians.


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