5 reasons why Mike Zimmer could be fired at the end of the 2020 season

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Lack of progress

There’s a chance the Vikings could finish 10-6 again and Mike Zimmer could still lose his job. A lack of progress or improvement could result in the front office losing confidence in Zimmer’s leadership. If they can’t go further in the playoffs than they did a season ago, that could be enough to warrant a change.

It’s not just the final record and playoff position that could affect Zimmer’s job status, but also if the team continues to lose in situations that have plagued his tenure as the head coach. If the team continues to struggle on the road, lose in primetime, and lose to teams with winning records that could be enough.

Rick Spielman and the front office want to see positive change. These issues have been consistent problems in Mike Zimmer’s tenure. There doesn’t seem to be any changes made by him and his staff to get the Vikings to shake these demons. If the narrative is the same in 2020, the front office could say enough is enough, and realize things aren’t going to change unless a new head coach is in place.