(NEW YORK) — After a disappointing 5-10-1 season, the Minnesota Vikings have fired head coach Leslie Frazier.
“We have tremendous respect and appreciation for Leslie and what he has done for the Minnesota Vikings,” team owner Zygi Wilf said in a statement. “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.”
Since taking over the team in 2010, Frazier went 21-32-1 during his tenure with the Vikings. Despite a playoff appearance in 2012, the Vikings finished last in the NFC North two out of Frazier’s three full seasons in Minnesota. Following the team’s successful 2012 run, the front office picked up Frazier’s option for 2014, but would not discuss a long-term deal.
ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter is reporting the team will pursue Denver Broncos assistant coaches Jack Del Rio and Adam Gase for the open position.
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