Vikings News: Mike Zimmer meeting with NFC East team about coaching job

Mike Zimmer
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Former Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer is meeting with an NFC East team about becoming their defensive coordinator.

The Minnesota Vikings had some success under head coach Mike Zimmer during his tenure as the team's head coach. The old-school coach led the team to a 72-56-1 regular season record and two division titles from 2014 through 2021.

Minnesota moved on from head coach Mike Zimmer and general manager Rick Spielman in favor of Kevin O'Connell and Kwesi Adofo-Mensah. This opened things up for Zimmer to pursue another role in the league.

Before joining the Vikings as their head coach, Zimmer was a defensive coordinator. He held that role with the Dallas Cowboys, Atlanta Falcons, and Cincinatti Bengals and could take on that role once again.

What is next for former Vikings HC Mike Zimmer?

Adam Schefter on X (formerly Twitter) is reporting that Mike Zimmer is getting an opportunity to compete for the open defensive coordinator job with the Dallas Cowboys for the upcoming 2024 NFL season.

Here is that post on X from Schefter:

Zimmer has taken nearly two years away from a coaching role in the NFL but remained interested in the league through his contributions to the 33rd Team website. A return to coaching seems natural for someone as passionate about the game as the 67-year-old former head coach of the Minnesota Vikings.

At the moment, the competition for the defensive coordinator position with the Dallas Cowboys is unknown. However, Zimmer is a great candidate for the job and is likely to be a serious contender to earn the role.

Best of luck to Mike Zimmer in his pursuit of the defensive coordinator job with the Dallas Cowboys and, as always, a huge thank you to Zimmer for his time and contributions to the Minnesota Vikings franchise.