Vikings add two new assistant coaches, promote others

(Photo By Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via Getty Images) Andre Patterson
(Photo By Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via Getty Images) Andre Patterson /

On Monday, the Minnesota Vikings officially revealed how their coaching staff will look when they return to the field for the 2020 NFL season.

Last week, it was reported that Gary Kubiak will be taking over as the offensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings this year. Well now, the Vikings have made these reports official.

On Monday, Minnesota officially revealed the changes that have been made to their current coaching staff and it includes Kubiak taking over full control of the offense.

In addition to Kubiak’s position change, the Vikings also announced that defensive line coach Andre Patterson and linebackers coach Adam Zimmer will now be the team’s co-defensive coordinators. After being the assistant offensive line coach last season, Andrew Janocko will also be switching roles for 2020 and taking over as Minnesota’s wide receivers coach.

Outside of the guys who the Vikings already had on their coaching staff, the team also announced the additions of two new assistants on Monday.

Daronte Jones is Minnesota’s new defensive backs coach and Phil Rauscher is taking over Janocko’s old role as the team’s assistant offensive line coach. Jones spent the past two years in charge of the defensive backs for the Cincinnati Bengals and Rauscher spent the majority of the 2019 season as the offensive line coach for the Washington Redskins.

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer mentioned recently that he wanted there to be continuity when it came to figuring out who the team’s new offensive and defensive coordinators would be this year. With Minnesota choosing Kubiak to lead the offense and Patterson and Zimmer’s son to lead the defense, continuity is exactly what the team will be getting for 2020.

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Will another year of running the same schemes on offense and defense result in the Vikings finally capturing their ultimate goal next season? It seems as though this is what Zimmer and Minnesota are hoping for at least.