Oct 27, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier looks on during the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Packers defeated the Vikings 44-31. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
Rumors have been circulating about a change at head coach for the Vikings since the Vikings started out with a dismal record this year. Expectations were high for a team that was a playoff contender last year, but they failed to meet their own and the fans expectations. However, Leslie Frazier may not be on his way out of Minnesota. According to an article by ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio, no decision has been made regarding Frazier’s future as the team’s head coach.
Dec 15, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier watches his team prepare to play the Philadelphia Eagles at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings win 48-30. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports
Several other teams have already begun searching for their new head coaching candidates, but the Vikings have not been actively pursuing any yet. That’s not to say that it won’t happen though. Perhaps the front office has already compiled a list of possible candidates that they are interested in. Maybe they’re waiting for the end of Minnesota’s season to get started on this.
But there’s also the possibility that Frazier will stay on as the Vikings head coach.
The team’s general manager Rick Spielman did not hire Frazier as the Vikings head coach when he took over in 2012. Many GMs bring in their own coaching staff to make sure that they can execute their vision, but so far Frazier and Spielman seem to share similar visions for the future of this team and may want to continue their relationship going forward.