Vikings Fire Head Coach Leslie Frazier
After a 5-10-1 finish this season, the Minnesota Vikings have parted way with their head coach, Leslie Frazier.
Frazier seemed to be on the hot seat for the better part of the past few seasons, even after leading the Vikings to the playoffs last year. He went 21-32-1 in a little over three seasons at the helm for the Vikings.
In a statement announcing the firing, owner Zygi Wilf said:
We have tremendous respect and appreciation for Leslie and what he has done for the Minnesota Vikings. He stepped in and established a strong positive culture here and he has been the consummate professional as our head coach and in this community. Making this change is difficult, but what we determined is best for the organization.
Other coaches fired today include Greg Schiano in Tampa Bay, Rob Chudzinski in Cleveland, Mike Shanahan in Washington, and Jim Schwartz in Detroit.