Despite having three quarterbacks that are incapable of being a franchise quarterback and a record that will make no one proud, Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman says that there are no plans to fire head coach Leslie Frazier.
In fact, Spielman says that Frazier will be the team’s head coach through 2014.
“Leslie Frazier is not going anywhere,” Spielman said. “I am telling you that we are very committed to Leslie Frazier and this coaching staff. And we’re committed to our players, and everybody is working extremely hard to get this thing turned around.”
Rather than causing a shake up on the coaching staff, Spielman believes that the team needs to take the final half of the season to evaluate their quarterback position. Considering their options are Christian Ponder, Josh Freeman and Matt Cassel, it is likely that the team will decide it’s best to move on with a top signal-caller in the 2014 draft class.
“I know by the end of the year we should definitely have idea on what direction if we have a franchise quarterback on this roster right now, or do we have to go into the draft potentially and look for a franchise quarterback, or where do we go at the end of the season,” Spielman said. “But if you don’t have them in your building to get a fair assessment and true evaluation, this will give you a clearer picture of the direction you have to go at the end of the year.”
Spielman is saying all of the right things to keep his team in good spirits and attempt to rally them together, but in the end it is owner Zygi Wilf who will make the final call.
No matter how secure Frazier’s job is right now according to Spielman, it could all change if the owner isn’t happy. Even Spielman could end up finding himself in the unemployment line.