Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards is not expected to return to Minnesota for the 2020 season.
This essentially confirms a prior report from Alex Marvez of Sirius XM NFL Radio, who mentioned three weeks ago that Edwards may not be back with the Vikings.
Edwards is currently in the final year of his contract and has come up as a potential head-coaching candidate to watch in recent years. Last year, he interviewed for the Buccaneers’ job before they hired Bruce Arians.
Edwards, 52, began his coaching career back in 1991 as an assistant at Florida. He worked for a few colleges before accepting the LBs coaching job with the Cowboys in 1998.
Since then, Edwards has worked for a number of NFL teams including the Redskins, Browns, Dolphins and Bills before the Vikings hired him as their defensive coordinator in 2014.
In 2019, the Vikings’ defense ranks No. 14 in yards allowed, No. 6 in points allowed, No. 14 in rushing yards allowed, and No. 16 in passing yards allowed.