The Vikings have found their man
Zimmer has been the defensive coordinator in Cincinnati since 2008. Before that, he was the DC in Atlanta in 2007, and in Dallas from 2000-2006.
Zimmer will replace Leslie Frazier, who coached 3+ seasons with the Vikings and finished with a 21-32-1 record as a head coach. He had one winning season, and made the playoffs that year (2012). The Vikings lost their only playoff game in the Frazier era.
Under Zimmer, the Vikings hope to make the next step. They'll look to improve their defense, as well as finally find a solid QB option for the future.
Previously, the Washington Redskins hired Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden, so the Bengals will now have to scramble to replace both coordinators immediately after finishing as the 3rd seed in the AFC.
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