If Vikings HC Job Opens Up, It’s the Most Attractive Gig Out There

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The Minnesota Vikings have an opportunity this Sunday night to beat the Green Bay Packers, get a little help from the Philadelphia Eagles and New Orleans Saints, and cruise into the playoffs.

All they have to do is defeat the Packers in a game with single-digit weather temperature. Pretty simple, right?

Probably not. Minnesota will likely lose to Green Bay, virtually eliminating themselves from the 2021 postseason. And that will mean head coach Mike Zimmer missed the postseason in five out of eight tries since 2014.

That is a catalyst for change.

Barring a last-minute, Thielenless playoff push from the Vikings, the franchise will likely hire a new coach for the first time in eight years. According to ESPN’s Bill Barnwell, the Vikings job would be the most desirable gig in all the…

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