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2014 Coaching Staff Headshots

George Edwards

Defensive Coordinator

Biography

George Edwards is in his 5th season as Vikings Defensive Coordinator in 2018 and has overseen the rise of the Vikings defense to the #1 spot in the NFL in 2017 after inherting a group that was #31 in NFL total defense in 2013. The 2017 Vikings had 3 defenders earn Associated Press All-Pro honors and 4 be tabbed as Pro Bowlers. The stout defense was #1 in the NFL in both yards allowed and points allowed and keyed the club’s run to a 13-3 regular season, the NFC North title and a berth in the NFC Championship game. 

Edwards’ stint with the Vikings marks his 3rd as an NFL defensive coordinator after working in Washington (2003) and Buffalo (2010-2011) in the same capacity. The 2018 season is Edwards’ 21st season in the NFL and 29th season as a coach, all spent on the defensive side of the ball. In January 2017, Edwards served as head coach of the West team in the Shrine Bowl.

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