The Minnesota Vikings have reportedly made the decision to end their association with head coach Mike Zimmer, while general manager Rick Spielman will remain in office, according to what has been learned CBS Sports.
Zimmer has been in Minnesota since 2014, and after showing some strong results early in his reign, his team are 7-9 for a second straight year, and any playoff hopes are in vain.
Journalist Jason LaCanfora recalls that the Vikings came close to showing Zimmer the door a few years ago, but ultimately refrained from doing so.
At the time of renewing his mandate, it had been agreed that the 2021 season would be when the Vikes were to establish themselves as contenders for the title, something which obviously did not happen.
At 65, Zimmer will find himself out of a job, but shouldn’t have any trouble finding a job in the NFL, having long been recognized as one of the tour’s top defensive coordinators.
Minnesota will end its regular schedule with its 17th game against the Chicago Bears on Sunday.