Latest Mike Zimmer News

Vikings interview Browns' Cook, Pats' Wolf for GM job

Jan. 20, 2022 18:07 PM EST

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings completed their first round of general manager interviews Thursday by meeting with Cleveland vice president of player personnel Glenn Cook and New England scouting consultant Eliot Wolf. Philadelphia defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon...

AP source: Vikings seek interview with Rams' Raheem Morris

Jan. 18, 2022 22:22 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have added Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris to their candidate list for head coach. According to a person with knowledge of the process, speaking Tuesday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the...

Vikings interview Packers' Hackett, Titans' Ossenfort

Jan. 16, 2022 20:47 PM EST

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings interviewed Green Bay offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett for head coach and Tennessee director of player personnel Monti Ossenfort for general manager on Sunday. The team confirmed the completion of the interviews, with both the...

AP source: Vikings invite Hackett, 6 others for interviews

Jan. 15, 2022 16:44 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have begun the search for a new coach by seeking interviews with an initial slate of seven candidates, including Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett. According to a person with knowledge of the process, speaking...

Vikings GM candidates include Eagles exec Catherine Raîche

Jan. 13, 2022 13:08 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have targeted a diverse set of candidates for their general manager vacancy, including one woman: Philadelphia Eagles vice president of football operations Catherine Raîche. Two people with knowledge of the process confirmed Thursday that...

Vikings players look forward to new atmosphere, culture

Jan. 11, 2022 18:55 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Over the past 16 years, Rick Spielman had the biggest hand in crafting Minnesota's roster. Mike Zimmer ran the team for the past eight seasons. The Vikings have been shaped by those two leaders' philosophies and voices longer than the careers of almost all their...

Vikings seek new leadership, fire GM Spielman, coach Zimmer

Jan. 10, 2022 20:04 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have started fresh with a search for replacements for general manager Rick Spielman and coach Mike Zimmer after a second straight absence from the playoffs for a 61-year-old franchise still seeking its first title. The dual firings came one...

From north to east, NFL firings begin on day after finales

Jan. 10, 2022 17:10 PM EST

From the NFC North to the AFC East, the firings began almost immediately after the NFL's first 17-game season concluded. The Vikings fired coach Mike Zimmer and general manager Rick Spielman on Monday following an 8-9 season. Division rival Chicago parted with coach Matt Nagy and GM...

AP source: Minnesota Vikings fire general manager Rick Spielman, coach Mike Zimmer after missing playoffs last two years

Jan. 10, 2022 09:53 AM EST
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — AP source: Minnesota Vikings fire general manager Rick Spielman, coach Mike Zimmer after missing playoffs last two years.

Vikings beat Bears 31-17; futures uncertain for Nagy, Zimmer

Jan. 09, 2022 23:24 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer had no interest in reflection, still stung by several narrow losses in his eighth year that kept his team out of the playoffs and rendered irrelevant this season-ending win over Chicago. Down the hall, Bears coach Matt Nagy was...