The Minnesota Vikings have fired head coach Mike Zimmer.
The team made the decision Monday morning that it was time for Zimmer to be let go after back-to-back disappointing seasons with the Vikings, according to multiple reports. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
The #Vikings fired coach Mike Zimmer, per sources.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 10, 2022
The move to pull the plug on the Zimmer era in Minnesota was widely-expected and had been reported since Sunday.
Now, it’s happened, and it’s time for the Vikings to look towards the future.
#Vikings coach Mike Zimmer was fired, as well.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 10, 2022
Of all the coaches who are going to lose their job, Zimmer can hold his head the highest. He made the Vikings competitive and made the franchise respectable.
However, he just wasn’t able to take the next step and in the NFL, that will ultimately cost you your job.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 10, 2022
The good news for Zimmer is that if he wants to continue coaching, there will be plenty of opportunities for him to pursue. As for the Vikings, the first day of their future is here! Let’s watch to see what they can do!