Minnesota Vikings fire Mike Zimmer, Rick Spielman

Head coach Mike Zimmer.
Head coach Mike Zimmer of the Minnesota Vikings walks off the field after the game against the Detroit Lions at U.S. Bank Stadium on October 10, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Minnesota Vikings defeated the Detroit Lions 19-17. Photo credit Elsa/Getty Images)

The Minnesota Vikings have fired Head Coach Mike Zimmer and General Manager Rick Spielman.

The Vikings have struggled the last two seasons, and before the 2021-22 campaign began, many felt that Zimmer was on the hot seat, needing to “win now.”

Zimmer was brought in as the head coach of the Vikings in 2014, and in his seven seasons with the club, the team has amassed a record of 72-56-1, making the playoffs only three times and never in consecutive years.

This season has been filled with disappointing games, from the Halloween massacre against the Dallas Cowboys' second string quarterback to the walk-off loss against the 0-10-1 Detroit Lions.

Minnesota Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman has also been fired, according to reports.

The Vikings spot was the first head coaching gig for the longtime defensive coordinator, but now Zimmer will hit the job market.