The Vikings cleaned house immediately following the 2021 NFL season, dismissing coach Mike Zimmer and general manager Rick Spielman after eight years of the duo leading the team.
Jan. 13 – Patriots OC Josh McDaniels among top targets?
A perennial head coaching candidate, McDaniels is believed to be in strong consideration for a look in Minnesota, per SportsTalk 790’s Aaron Wilson, though the Patriots’ longtime coordinator isn’t set to conduct interviews until after the playoffs. The question is, how much of his success is due to LaFleur and, more so, Aaron Rodgers?
Jan. 11 – Doug Pederson set to interview for head coach
The former Eagles coach is on track to speak with Minnesota after completed or scheduled interviews with the Jaguars and Bears, per CBS Sports insider Jason La Canfora.
Jan. 10 – Ole Miss’ Lane Kiffin rumored to be on radar
Kiffin, who just took over as the Rebels’ coach in 2020, has been the subject of “Consistent chatter football circles” regarding the Vikings’ job, per PFF’s Brad Spielberger.