Report: Vikings expected to hire Karl Scott as the team’s defensive backs coach

Jack White, Vikings Wire
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Minnesota has seen a mass exodus of staff members this offseason. According to a report, the Vikings have gone about filling another one of the voids.

Per AL.com’s Matt Zenitz, Minnesota is expected to hire Karl Scott to be the Vikings’ new defensive backs coach. Scott was Alabama’s cornerbacks coach. He had just finished up his third year with the Crimson Tide.

The move comes after the Vikings saw former defensive backs coach Daronte Jones leave to be LSU’s next defensive coordinator. Minnesota hired Jones in 2020. He had worked in the NFL for the past five seasons.

Defensive backs are an important position for the Vikings. Once a staple of the Minnesota defense, the unit has been filled by younger, more inexperienced players who need to make great strides in 2021. Scott will be tasked with helping cornerbacks like Cameron Dantzler and Jeff Gladney improve in their second seasons.

Minnesota still has an open offensive coordinator spot. See the recent news on that position here.