Adam Zimmer enters his 6th season as the Vikings LBs coach in 2019. Following the 2018 season, Zimmer was tabbed as the head coach of the West team for the annual East-West Shrine Game.
The 2018 Vikings ranked in the NFLs top 5 in total defense (#4) and scoring defense (#4) for the 3rd straight season. The defense led the NFL in 3rd down defense, allowing only 30.5% conversions to opponents and posted 50 sacks on the season, tied for the 3rd-best mark in team history. LBs Eric Kendricks an Anthony Barr again led the unit. Kendricks led the team in tackles for the 4th straight season and Barr earned his 4th career Pro Bowl berth.
The 2017 Vikings 13-3 regular-season record was the 2nd best in the history of the franchise (15-1, 1998). Minnesota won the NFC North and advanced to the NFC title game.