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Daronte Jones

Defensive Pass Game Coordinator


Daronte Jones (duh-RAHN-tay), enters his third season with the Vikings as defensive backs coach and his seventh season overall in the NFL. Prior to joining the Vikings, Jones spent one season with LSU, two years with the Cincinnati Bengals as the secondary/cornerbacks coach from 2018-19 and two years with the Miami Dolphins as the assistant defensive backs coach from 2016-17.

In 2022, Jones coached a secondary that finished third in the NFL in passes defensed (87) and tied for 10th in the league for interceptions (15). Jones coached CB Patrick Peterson, who recorded the sixth-most passes defensed (15) and the eighth-most interceptions (5) during that season. He also coached S Harrison Smith to five interceptions, tying his single-season career-high.