Zimmer has been a Head Coaching candidate for several years.
The Minnesota Vikings have hired Cincinnati Bengals DC Mike Zimmer as their Head Coach.
It’s official- Vikings name Mike Zimmer the 9th head coach in franchise history. pic.twitter.com/MJtCCfHeXD
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) January 16, 2014
Zimmer’s defensive units have been fantastic recently. In 2012 and 2013, Cincy’s defense has ranked sixth- and third-best in the league when it comes to yards allowed per game.
Zimmer is an aggressive coach with a strong defensive mind. He will likely be controlling the defense more than the offense, but the team is lacking a consistent starting quarterback. And until they can acquire a signal caller who can win primetime games, the Vikes stay locked in the cellar of the NFC North.