2014 Coaching Staff Headshots

Jeff Howard

Defensive Assistant/Assistant Defensive Backs


Entering his 7th season with the Vikings in 2019, Jeff Howard will assist the coaching staff with preparation and have a hands-on role on the defensive side of the ball, specifically helping the DB corps.

The 2018 Vikings ranked #4 in the NFL in total defense and #4 in scoring defense, the 3rd straight season finishing in the NFL’s top 5 in each category. The club was represented in the Pro Bowl by Smith for the 4th straight year and he was a 2nd-team AP All-Pro selection. The Vikings DBs showed their varied talents throughout the season and helped the team rank #1 in the NFL in 3rd-down conversions allowed (30.5%) for the 2nd straight year.