This final week of the NFL season is filled with various playoff scenarios where teams are fighting to keep their seasons live, but for some teams, the final game means a fight of a different kind. For as many teams vying for a playoff spot, there are a handful of teams trying to decide whether they want to keep their head coach or fire him after today and for the Minnesota Vikings, it appears the decision has already been made.
According to FOX Sports NFL insider Jay Glazer, Leslie Frazier is out as the Vikings head coach and will more than likely be fired after today’s game against the Lions regardless of the outcome.
Mike Floiro from ProFootballTalk.com states that as far as he know, no decision has been made but he’s also believing what Glazer is reporting as almost everything the NFL guru reports ends up being true.
It’s not all that shocking to see Frazier be fired after the last few seasons he’s had but the Vikings want a head coach that can keep it’s stars happy and one way to do that is to win games. The loss of Frazier impacts impending free agents like Jared Allen who may be more compelled than ever to leave a team that could start rebuilding.
Either way, it looks like today’s game against the Detroit Lions will be Leslie Frazier’s last as the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings.