The Minnesota Vikings have made sweeping changes to their staff, as they have fired head coach Mike Zimmer and general manager Rick Spielman according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
The Vikings have fired both head coach Mike Zimmer and GM Rick Spielman after missing the playoffs the last two seasons, per @TomPelissero.
— Chad Graff (@ChadGraff) January 10, 2022
In eight seasons with the Vikings, Zimmer posted a 72-56-1 record. He had two playoff wins, including the Minnesota Miracle, which sent the Vikings to the NFC Championship Game following a great 2017 regular season.
After making the playoffs in three for his first six seasons, Zimmer failed to make the playoffs in the last two seasons.
Spielman has been the general manager for the team since the 2012 season, but was also the vice president of player personnel starting in 2006. Some of his notable draft picks are Adrian Peterson, Dalvin Cook, Stefon Diggs, Danielle Hunter and Harrison Smith.
It was Spielman who hired Zimmer in 2014 to take over the Vikings.
The Vikings will now be in a precarious position, as they have a roster with talent, but a new regime could want to rebuild.
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