Vikings lose another assistant coach
The Minnesota Vikings had some coaches earlier this offseason requested for interviews with all of them coming on the offensive side of the football. None of them resulted in new positions for them, but they have lost multiple assistant coaches since then.
Per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Cardinals took the Vikings sixth assistant coach in hiring assistant linebackers coach Sam Siefkes to be their linebackers coach.
The #Cardinals are hiring #Vikings assistant linebackers coach Sam Siefkes as their LBs coach, per source. Another Minnesota connection on Jonathan Gannon’s staff.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) February 23, 2023
The Vikings had already lost five coaches prior to Siefkes accepting the job with the Cardinals.
Assistant quarterbacks coach Jerrod Johnson-Houston Texans
Defensive coordinator Ed Donatell-Terminated
Inside linebackers coach Greg Manusky-Terminated
Defensive line assistant A’lique Terry-Oregon Ducks
Assistant special teams coordinator Ben Kotwica-Denver Broncos
Siefkes joined the Vikings in 2021 as a quality control coach before getting promoted to assistant linebackers coach with new head coach Kevin O’Connell.
Expect new defensive coordinator Brian Flores to continue building up his staff with his own guys.