Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards will serve as one of the two head coaches in the 92nd annual East-West Shrine Game, a college all-star game that helps showcase draft-eligible prospects to NFL scouts.
Edwards will lead the West team on Jan. 21. Former NFL defensive tackle and Cardinals defensive line coach Brentson Buckner will coach the East.
The opportunity gives Edwards, who has been the defensive coordinator under Mike Zimmer since 2014, an opportunity to raise his profile around the league. He will also get up close and personal with the 55 players on the West roster, which is beneficial as the Vikings complete their scouting.
Quarterbacks Tom Brady, Brett Favre and John Elway are Shrine Game alums, as are players such as Carl Eller, Larry Csonka, Jerry Kramer, Kelly Winslow, Gale Sayers, Joe Greene, Dick Butkus and Paul Warfield.