Minnesota wants stability
The Vikings front office could take a page out of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ playbook and extend Mike Zimmer because of his winning record and to keep a stable and steady presence in charge of this team.
The Steelers hired Mike Tomlin back in 2007 and despite his early success, the team did falter down the road during his tenure. Instead of pulling the plug though, Pittsburgh stayed with their head coach and they were eventually rewarded with many winning seasons. The Vikings could take a similar approach with Zimmer.
If Zimmer can, once again, lead Minnesota to a winning record in 2020, the franchise could choose to stick with him as their head coach.
This could be a tough year for the Vikings as they are replacing a lot of veterans in key areas of their roster. They have to figure out how to replace Stefon Diggs, Everson Griffen, Xavier Rhodes, Trae Waynes, and Mackensie Alexander. That is a lot of veteran leadership and experience the team has lost.
Minnesota could look to give Zimmer a little bit of wiggle room with this group and keep him around as the head coach, knowing better things will come down the road. If they were to change leadership, the young players would potentially have to learn a whole new system on both sides of the ball and that could potentially stunt their development.