NFL Insider Says 1 Coach’s Destiny Is Nonetheless Up In The Air

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Footballs on the field before the NFL game between the Las Vegas Raiders and the Miami Dolphins at Allegiant Stadium on September 26, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Raiders defeated the Dolphins 31-28 in overtime.
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It’s the brand new yr so it’s time to amp up the hypothesis as to which NFL coaches are about to lose their jobs.

One coach is believed to have his destiny very a lot up within the air.

He’s Mike Zimmer of the Minnesota Vikings.

Based on NFL Community’s Ian Rapoport, the Vikings are in a wait-and-see place with Zimmer.

 

The Vikings In 2021

 

The excellent news is that the Vikings are in second place within the NFC North.

The dangerous information is at 7-8, they’re 5 video games behind the division-leading Inexperienced Bay Packers who’re 12-3.

Their remaining two video games are at Lambeau towards the Packers (on Sunday Night time Soccer in Week 17) and the Chicago Bears within the season finale.

The Vikings have very slim playoff hopes, however they start with the staff profitable each of its remaining regular-season video games and hoping for some outdoors assist.

Successful towards the Packers shall be a tall order with out beginning quarterback Kirk Cousins who’s on the Reserve/COVID-19 listing.

If the Vikings miss the playoffs, Zimmer’s job may very well be in jeopardy.

 

Zimmer’s Profession At Minnesota

 

Coach Zimmer has been with the Vikings for eight seasons starting in 2014.

The Vikings made the playoffs three of these seasons, in 2015, 2017, and 2019.

Zimmer and the Vikings had their finest season in 2017 with Case Keenum because the quarterback.

After Keenum related with Stefon Diggs to win the “Minneapolis Miracle” wildcard sport over the New Orleans Saints, the Vikings misplaced to the eventual Tremendous Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles.

Zimmer doesn’t fear in regards to the discuss regarding his teaching future.

 

He welcomes adversity.

Zimmer says:

“I really like being doubted, I like to show individuals unsuitable.”

Conclusion

 

After all, that is simply hypothesis.

There have been rumors that Chicago Bears Coach Matt Nagy was being fired midseason round Thanksgiving.

That by no means occurred.

Zimmer has delivered two playoff wins throughout his tenure with the Vikings.

Whether or not that is sufficient to fulfill Vikings possession as they watch the Packers run away with the division is but to be decided.



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