Unfortunately, the former Vikings coach passed away. Legendary coach, Jerry Burns’ cause of death, is not confirmed yet, but the Minnesota Vikings confirmed his death news on Wednesday, May 12, at 94.
Jerry Burns served as the Minnesota Vikings‘ offensive coordinator from 1968-85 and was the head coach from 1986-91.
Jerry Burns was an assistant coach with the Green Bay Packers under Vince Lombardi for two seasons before Lombardi retired, and Grant hired him to be his offensive coordinator with the Vikings.
He was 52-43 as the Vikings’ head coach over six seasons and helped three playoff wins in the regular season.
During his time as offensive coordinator, the Vikings made 12 playoffs, won 11 division titles, and appeared in all four of the franchise’s Super Bowls.
Jerome Monahan Burns retired from coaching after the Vikings finished 8-8 in 1991. He is in the Vikings’ Ring of Honor.
Reactions to Jerry Burns’ Death
Following the tragic news of Jerry Burns’ death, several fans, friends, and supporters reacted and stated their condolences on social media websites.
After Burns’ ddath news revealed, Vikings’ owners Zygi and Mark Wilf released a statement:
“Jerry Burns was one of the most important people we met when we came to Minnesota and he was a foundation of this franchise. His leadership as a coordinator and coach for over two decades shaped some of the most successful teams in Vikings history. His love of life, quick smile and sense of humor were what we will remember most and join Vikings fans worldwide in sending our prayers to his family,” the statement reads.
Mike Zimmer, Bud Grant, and Fran Tarkenton also released statements through the Vikings on Wednesday.
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