Eden Prairie, MN (KWSN)- The Minnesota Vikings are scheduled to announce today the hiring of Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator, Mike Zimmer, as the Vikings ninth head coach.
Zimmer has been in the league for 20 years, the last six with Cincinnati. Zimmer has also been with Dallas and Atlanta, mainly as a defensive coordinator. Zimmer has never been a head coach.
Zimmer replaces Leslie Frazier, who was fired in December.It will be the third head coach for Minnesota since 2005.
Houston, Tampa Bay, Washington, Detroit, Tennessee and Minnesota have hired new head coaches. Cleveland is the last NFL team with a head coach opening.