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Minnesota Vikings sack coach Mike Zimmer, GM Rick Spielman

Minnesota Vikings sack coach Mike Zimmer, GM Rick Spielman

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Jan 11
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On Monday, the Minnesota Vikings fired coach Mike Zimmer and general manager Rick Spielman after eight seasons. The move came one day after a season-ending 31-17 win over the Chicago Bears.

This was the first time in which the organization has removed the top two positions in football leadership since co-owners Zygi and Mark Wilf gained ownership of the team back in 2005.

The Vikings are expected to begin their search for a new general manager and head coach. However, Wilf refused to acknowledge that Minnesota is currently a less competitive team and did not see the importance of rebuilding the team.

“I don’t want to get into a full rebuild conversation,” Wilf said. “Our point is we have high expectations for this football team. We believe we can be super competitive right here in 2022. This is not in that mode of a full rebuild. Again, we believe we have a strong, strong foundation here on the field and around the building. I wouldn’t classify it as that.

“Again, we looked at our football team in its entirety,” he continued. “As difficult as a decision as it was, we feel it’s the time and place to go in a different direction and get us to the next level, which is where we all want to be.”

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