SJ - January 8, 2022
Mike Zimmer's rollercoaster ride in Minnesota is reportedly coming to an end. After another disappointing season the Vikings are expected to fire him this week.
GM Rick Spielman is expected to keep his job despite Zimmer being given a pink slip. Kirk Cousins future in Minnesota is unknown.
From CBS Sports:
The Vikings are expected to move on from head coach Mike Zimmer this week, league sources said, though longtime general manager Rick Spielman is likely to remain with the organization. Zimmer has been in Minnesota since 2014 and quickly helped turn the franchise around, though he is 7-9 for the second straight year. With one game to play this season, their playoff hopes are gone.
Zimmer was nearly let go a few years back, and sources said there was a clear mandate from ownership to be a true contender in 2021; Minnesota got off to a slow start, has erratic results from week to week and never sustained any momentum on either side of the ball. Zimmer was under fire for the construction of his staff and has repeatedly clashed with offensive staff over the years.
Don't feel bad for Zimmer, he'll be just fine. There are plenty of coaching availabilities expected. Even if he doesn't find a job right away that just means more free time with his model girlfriend.
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