The Minnesota Vikings are still assembling candidates to become the team’s new head coach and they apparently like what they see from Raheem Morris.
The search is still on for the individual who will be the new head coach of the Minnesota Vikings for the 2022 NFL season. The team is putting together their list of candidates and will eventually narrow them down over the coming weeks.
A new candidate was reported on Tuesday, Jan, 18 when Peter Schrager of FOX Sports and Good Morning Football announced on Twitter that sources have informed him of the team requesting an interview from another team’s coordinator.
Here is the Tweet from Schrager:
Who is Raheem Morris? And why should the Vikings want him?
Raheem Morris started his NFL coaching career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2002 as an assistant and worked his way up to head coach in 2009. He held that job through 2011. After that, he joined Washington as their defensive backs coach for three seasons before moving to Atlanta and working his way up from an assistant to become the team’s interim head coach. He’s currently the defensive coordinator for the Los Angeles Rams.
Despite specializing in defense through most of his NFL coaching career, Morris was the wide receivers coach and pass game coordinator for Atlants for several years, making him a well-rounded candidate.
Vikings fans likely saw Morris’ defense in L.A. dismantle the Cardinals in their Wild Card matchup on Monday Night. Arizona couldn’t get their offense going at all against the Rams during their 34-11 win and hope to have another big task ahead of them when they take on Tampa Bay in the Divisional Round of the playoffs.
The Minnesota Vikings will need to wait to see if the reported interview request is granted. However, it is great to see the team making a lot of inquiries into potential new head coaches to ensure they find the right candidate.