5 teams that could hire Mike Zimmer in 2022 if the Vikings fire him

(Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) Sean Payton and Mike Zimmer
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Jacksonville Jaguars

  • As a head coach

Around this time about a year ago, the Jacksonville Jaguars were introducing Urban Meyer as the team’s new head coach. Fast forward to now, Meyer has already been fired by the Jaguars and the team is, once again, in need of a new head coach.

Mike Zimmer doesn’t have any significant ties to Jacksonville, but he’s already proven in the past that he can take a team from the bottom of the barrel and turn them into a respectable franchise like he did in his first few years with the Vikings.

Hiring Zimmer to be their head coach would be a complete 180 for the Jaguars compared to what they just experienced with Meyer leading their team.

Jacksonville has some talented young players to build around like quarterback Trevor Lawrence and pass rusher Josh Allen, they’re projected to have almost $70 million in cap space during the upcoming offseason, and they already have 12 picks in the 2022 NFL Draft which will include either the first or second overall selection.

Zimmer could just be someone to help the Jaguars get back on track, and after what they just went through with Meyer during the last few months, that might be all they’re looking for.