2019 Minnesota Vikings season

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2019 Minnesota Vikings season
Head coachMike Zimmer
General managerRick Spielman
OwnerZygi Wilf
Home fieldU.S. Bank Stadium

The 2019 season will be the Minnesota Vikings' upcoming 59th in the National Football League, the fourth playing their home games at U.S. Bank Stadium and the sixth under head coach Mike Zimmer.

Roster changes[edit]


2019 Minnesota Vikings draft
Draft order Player name Position College Contract Notes
Round Selection
1 18 Garrett Bradbury C NC State
2 50 Irv Smith Jr. TE Alabama 4 years / $5.798 million[1]
3 81 Traded to the Detroit Lions[A]
88 Traded to the Seattle Seahawks[B] from Eagles via Lions[A]
92 Traded to the New York Jets[C] from Chiefs via Seahawks[B]
93 Traded to the Baltimore Ravens[D] from Saints via Jets[C]
102 Alexander Mattison RB Boise State 4 years / $3.35 million[1] Compensatory pick; from Ravens[D]
4 114 Dru Samia G Oklahoma 4 years / $3.259 million[1] from Packers via Seahawks[E]
120 Traded to the Seattle Seahawks[E]
5 156 Traded to the Denver Broncos[F]
159 Traded to the New England Patriots[G] from Seahawks[B]
162 Cameron Smith LB USC 4 years / $2.815 million[1] from Bears via Patriots, Rams and Patriots[G]
6 190 Armon Watts DT Arkansas
191 Marcus Epps S Wyoming 4 years / $2.688 million[1] from Titans via Ravens[D]
193 Oli Udoh OT Elon 4 years / $2.687 million[1] from Ravens[D]
204 Traded to the Seattle Seahawks[E] from Patriots via Lions[A]
209 Traded to the Seattle Seahawks[B] Compensatory pick
7 217 Kris Boyd CB Texas from Jets[C]
232 Traded to the New York Giants[H]
239 Dillon Mitchell WR Oregon 4 years / $2.6 million[1] from Eagles via Patriots[G]
247 Olabisi Johnson WR Colorado State 4 years / $2.594 million[1] Compensatory pick
250 Austin Cutting LS Air Force Compensatory pick


Draft trades

  1. ^ a b c The Vikings traded their third-round selection (81st overall) to the Detroit Lions in exchange for the third-round selection Detroit received from the Philadelphia Eagles and the sixth-round selection Detroit received from the New England Patriots (88th and 204th overall).
  2. ^ a b c d The Vikings traded the third-round selection they received from the Detroit Lions and their sixth-round compensatory selection (88th and 209th overall) to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for the third-round selection Seattle received from the Kansas City Chiefs and Seattle's fifth-round selection (92nd and 159th overall).
  3. ^ a b c The Vikings traded the third-round selection they received from the Seattle Seahawks (92nd overall) to the New York Jets in exchange for the third-round selection the Jets received from the New Orleans Saints and the Jets' seventh-round selection (93rd and 217th overall).
  4. ^ a b c d The Vikings traded the third-round selection they received from the New York Jets (93rd overall) to the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for Baltimore's third-round compensatory selection and two sixth-round selections (102nd, 191st and 193rd overall).
  5. ^ a b c The Vikings traded their fourth-round selection and the sixth-round selection they received from the Detroit Lions (120th and 204th overall) to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for the fourth-round selection the Seahawks received from the Green Bay Packers (114th overall).
  6. ^ The Vikings traded their fifth-round selection (156th overall) to the Denver Broncos in exchange for Denver's 2018 seventh-round selection (225th overall) and quarterback Trevor Siemian.[2]
  7. ^ a b c The Vikings traded the fifth-round selection they received from the Seattle Seahawks (159th overall) to the New England Patriots in exchange for the fifth-round selection the Patriots received from the Los Angeles Rams and the seventh-round selection the Patriots received from the Philadelphia Eagles (162nd and 239th overall).
  8. ^ The Vikings traded their seventh-round selection (232nd overall) to the New York Giants in exchange for center Brett Jones.[3]
2019 Minnesota Vikings UDFA
Player Position College
Micah Abernathy S Tennessee
Khari Blasingame FB Vanderbilt
Jake Browning QB Washington
Davion Davis WR Sam Houston State
Brandon Dillon TE Marian
Alexander Hollins WR Eastern Illinois
John Keenoy C Western Michigan
Nate Meadors CB UCLA
Tito Odenigbo DT Miami
Anree Saint-Amour DE Georgia Tech


Minnesota Vikings staff
Front office
  • Owner/chairman – Zygi Wilf
  • Owner/president – Mark Wilf
  • Owner/vice chairman – Leonard Wilf
  • General manager – Rick Spielman
  • Vice president, player personnel/Assistant general manager – George Paton
  • Executive vice president – public affairs – Lester Bagley
  • Executive vice president – football operations – Rob Brzezinski
  • Executive vice president – strategic planning and business initiatives – Jonathan Wilf
  • Executive vice president/chief marketing officer – Steve LaCroix
  • Executive vice president/chief financial officer – Steve Poppen
  • Chief operating officer – Vacant
  • Project executive – Don Becker
  • Consultant – Bud Grant
Head coaches
Offensive coaches
  • Offensive coordinator – Kevin Stefanski
  • Quarterbacks – Klint Kubiak
  • Running backs – Kennedy Polamalu
  • Wide receivers – Drew Petzing
  • Tight ends – Brian Pariani
  • Run game coordinator/offensive line – Rick Dennison
  • Assistant offensive line – Andrew Janocko
  • Offensive quality control – Christian Jones
  • Offensive quality control – AC Patterson
Defensive coaches
Special teams coaches
  • Special teams coordinator – Marwan Maalouf
  • Assistant special teams – Ryan Ficken
Strength and conditioning
  • Head strength and conditioning – Mark Uyeyama
  • Assistant strength and conditioning – Derik Keyes
  • Assistant strength and conditioning – Chaz Mahle

Coaching staff
More NFL staffs

AFC East
NFC East

Current roster[edit]

Minnesota Vikings roster

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen


Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists
  • Currently vacant

Rookies in italics

Roster updated May 22, 2019
Depth chartTransactions
89 active, 0 inactive, 1 unsigned

AFC rostersNFC rosters


The Vikings' preliminary preseason schedule was announced on April 9, with exact dates and times finalized on April 17.

Week Date Kickoff (CDT) Opponent Result Record Game site TV NFL.com
1 August 9 7:00 p.m. at New Orleans Saints Mercedes-Benz Superdome KMSP
2 August 18 7:00 p.m. Seattle Seahawks U.S. Bank Stadium Fox
3 August 24 12:00 p.m. Arizona Cardinals U.S. Bank Stadium KMSP/NFLN
4 August 29 6:30 p.m. at Buffalo Bills New Era Field KMSP

Regular season[edit]


Week Date Kickoff (CT) Opponent Result Record Game site TV NFL.com
1 September 8 12:00 p.m. Atlanta Falcons U.S. Bank Stadium Fox
2 September 15 12:00 p.m. at Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field Fox
3 September 22 12:00 p.m. Oakland Raiders U.S. Bank Stadium Fox
4 September 29 3:25 p.m. at Chicago Bears Soldier Field CBS
5 October 6 12:00 p.m. at New York Giants MetLife Stadium Fox
6 October 13 12:00 p.m. Philadelphia Eagles U.S. Bank Stadium Fox
7 October 20 12:00 p.m. at Detroit Lions Ford Field Fox
8 October 24 7:20 p.m. Washington Redskins U.S. Bank Stadium Fox/NFLN/
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9 November 3 12:00 p.m. at Kansas City Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium Fox
10 November 10 7:20 p.m. at Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium NBC
11 November 17 12:00 p.m. Denver Broncos U.S. Bank Stadium CBS
12 Bye
13 December 2 7:15 p.m. at Seattle Seahawks CenturyLink Field ESPN
14 December 8 12:00 p.m. Detroit Lions U.S. Bank Stadium Fox
15 December 15 7:20 p.m. at Los Angeles Chargers Dignity Health Sports Park NBC
16 December 23 7:15 p.m. Green Bay Packers U.S. Bank Stadium ESPN
17 December 29 12:00 p.m. Chicago Bears U.S. Bank Stadium Fox


  • Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
  • Networks and times for Sunday games from Weeks 5–17 are subject to change as a result of flexible scheduling.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Tomasson, Chris (May 2, 2019). "Vikings sign eight draft picks, including second-rounder Irv Smith". TwinCities.com. MediaNews Group. Retrieved May 3, 2019.
  2. ^ Gates, Christopher (March 14, 2018). "Trevor Siemian Trade: Final details, including draft picks". Daily Norseman. Vox Media. Retrieved December 30, 2018.
  3. ^ Goessling, Ben (August 27, 2018). "Vikings trade with Giants for center Brett Jones". StarTribune. Retrieved December 30, 2018.
  4. ^ "NFL announces 32 compensatory draft choices to 15 clubs" (PDF) (Press release). National Football League. February 22, 2019. Retrieved February 22, 2019.

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