During his press conference on Wednesday, Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer responded to the news that he is currently on the hot seat.
After Monday night’s win over the Chicago Bears, the Minnesota Vikings improved their record to 7-7. With the victory, the Vikings have now won at least seven games in every season with Mike Zimmer as their head coach.
Minnesota joins the Kansas City Chiefs, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, and Pittsburgh Steelers as the only teams in the NFL to finish with seven wins or more during every season since 2014.
Despite this, many still believe that Zimmer is currently in his final year as the head coach of the Vikings. On Wednesday, he was presented with these thoughts about his future in Minnesota.
Mike Zimmer reacts to being told he is on the hot seat with the Minnesota Vikings
Towards the end of his press conference on Wednesday, Zimmer was asked a question by the Star Tribune’s Mark Craig about if he had any thoughts on being in a game on Monday against the Bears that featured two head coaches who are believed to be on the hot seat.
In response to the notion that he’s on the hot seat, Zimmer had a reaction that should have surprised absolutely no one.
Did anyone really think Zimmer was going to give an actual response to people thinking he is on the hot seat? And the question was just silly anyway. Why would Zimmer care if he’s facing a team with another head coach who is assumed to be on the hot seat?
With the chance of Minnesota not making the playoffs this year for the third time in the last four seasons, it’s fine to think that Zimmer could be on his way out in 2022. But he also still has plenty of time to erase any of those thoughts about his future.
If the Vikings can get their way into the playoffs and make at least a little noise, it’s going to be tough for the team’s ownership to get rid of a head coach who still has two years left on his contract.