Vikings are still interviewing people, but one candidate that was very impressive according the Ian Rapoport was Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles. Bowles is a very intelligent football mind, who is an awesome d-coordinator.
Heard the #Vikings interview with #Cardinals DC Todd Bowles went incredibly well yesterday. Wouldn’t be surprised if he makes final 3.
Todd Bowles entered his first season with the Cardinals as defensive coordinator after being hired on 1/21/13. Beginning his 14th year as an NFL assistant, Bowles comes to Arizona from Philadelphia where he spilt the 2012 season between working as the defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach.
He was named the Eagles defensive coordinator on 10/16/12 after spending the first six games of the 2012 season as the team’s secondary coach. The Eagles finished last season ninth in the NFL in pass defense (216.9 ypg).
Bowles previously coached in the NFL with Miami (2008-11), Dallas (2005-07), Cleveland (2001-04) and the New York Jets (2000). Bowles is also a veteran of eight seasons as an NFL defensive back with Washington (1986-90; 1992-93) and San Francisco (1991).