The Minnesota Vikings could be in the market for a new head coach and these should be the top three candidates to replace Mike Zimmer if he’s let go.
After eight seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, Mike Zimmer’s time as head coach may be coming to an end. This came following his second-consecutive losing season and he finished with a record of 71-56-1 while going 2-3 in the playoffs.
Zimmer, known for his defensive mind, has been on the hot seat for much of the season as Minnesota continually had the lead in their games only to lose the majority of them.
Now, Minnesota may soon begin its search for a new head coach and these three names should be on top of their wish list.
Minnesota Vikings coaching candidate No. 3: Kellen Moore
Kellen Moore has quickly risen to prominence with the Dallas Cowboys. He was a backup quarterback behind Tony Romo who was injured in Dak Prescott’s rookie season of 2016. He spent 2017 as the No. 2 behind Prescott but then retired ahead of the 2018 campaign and took over as the team’s quarterback coach.
One season later, he was the offensive coordinator and has held that position the past three seasons. Moore was good enough that Mike McCarthy kept him on staff when he took over in 2020 and even let Moore continue to call plays.
While the offense has struggled at times in 2021, they’re still a top-three scoring offense in the NFL, and Moore’s creativity is a major reason why. Adding him would help Minnesota get the most out of their already talented offense — that is, if they’re willing to go with a younger option as Moore is just 33-years of age.