The Minnesota Vikings have fired Mike Zimmer, the head coach, and Rick Spielman as general managers. It caused shockwaves across the NFL.
Zimmer was one of those who seemed to have expected this news as he entered the final weeks. After failing to make it into the playoffs, a new leader was required. Rick Spielman was shocked to learn that he had been fired as general manager. Spielman was instrumental in assembling this talented Vikings team. However, the group is still struggling to gel.
Spielman was with the Vikings from 2006 and had risen through the ranks. His longevity with the Vikings is testament to his dedication. MinnesotaHis shock at being kicked to curb likely contributed to his reaction.
Vikings head coach history
Here’s a complete list of Vikings head coachNorm Van Brocklin, 1969.
How long has Mike Zimmer been coaching the Vikings for?
Zimmer had been the Vikings coach since 2014. Matt LaFleur, who was fired by Zimmer, is now the longest-tenured NFC North coach.
Rick Spielman salary
Spielman signed a three year extension to his contract as GM in August 2020. His net worth is between $1 million to $5 million, but it is not known.
Vic Fangio: Vikings could be a good fit?
Fangio has extensive NFL coaching experience. He was recently fired from Denver. However, Minnesota may be looking for a reliable, experienced coach.
Vikings fans react after Rick Spielman and Mike Zimmer are fired
For the most part, Vikings fans were thankful for what the pair had achieved in their time together. But it was evident that the Twin Cities needed a new look.
There were many other places that this came from.
For Vikings fans who are tired of the same rosters year after year, this sentiment is generally positive. Eventually, something had to change, and Wilf has gone all-out to ensure that at the very least the Vikings aren’t complacent.