Jan 11, 2022 - Sports
Who could replace Mike Zimmer as Vikings head coach?
The Vikings need to hire a new general manager and head coach to replace Rick Spielman and Mike Zimmer, who were fired Monday.
- First the team will hire a GM, who will then pick a coach. They're competing with five other teams who have fired their coaches so far.
Here are some of the hot candidates:
- Byron Leftwich, Tampa Bay's offensive coordinator.
- Doug Pederson, the former Philadelphia Eagles head coach.
- Brian Flores, the just-fired Miami Dolphins head coach.
- Josh McDaniels, offensive coordinator the New England Patriots.
- Eric Bieniemy, Kansas City's offensive coordinator and former Vikings running backs coach.
Thought bubble: I would make my first two calls to Leftwich and Flores.
- If they say no, I would call Pederson, who smoked the Vikings in the 2017 NFC Championship en route to a Super Bowl title.
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