Vikings report: Mike Zimmer may seek an NFL coaching position in 2022

(Photo by Mandatory Credit: Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports) Mike Zimmer
(Photo by Mandatory Credit: Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports) Mike Zimmer /

With his future uncertain following his exit from the Minnesota Vikings, it is being reported that Mike Zimmer may want to return to the NFL in 2022.

The Minnesota Vikings are busy attempting to assemble their new coaching staff but former head coach Mike Zimmer might not be taking a year off or calling it a career after he was terminated this offseason.

Recently, ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler posted on Twitter that the 65-year-old defensive-minded coach wants to return to the NFL for the upcoming season and is ready to get back into the swing of things.

Here is that tweet:

What is Mike Zimmer’s fit in the NFL?

At this point in the coaching cycle, finding another job as a head coach is extremely unlikely. In fact, it will be a challenge to land a defensive coordinator job unless a team has an opening and persues Zimmer.

With his experience in the NFL, it wouldn’t be shocking to see the former Bengals, Falcons, and Cowboys defensive coach land a job as a special assistant or take on another specialized this offseason instead of becoming a positional coach again.

There will be quite a few teams interested in his services considering he has coached some great defensive units over the course of his career and offenses in the NFL are as explosive as they have ever been.

Even though the Minnesota Vikings are working to assemble their own coaching staff after hiring a new general manager and making a decision on a new head coach, bringing Mike Zimmer back to the team is something that is highly unlikely to happen if he does return to coach in 2022.

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We at The Viking Age would like to wish the best of luck to former Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer on whatever he decides to do with his future.