Vikings head coach almost turned down the Vikings job

Mike Zimmer has been in the NFL for quite a long time, and when that opportunity finally came for him to get a head-coaching job, he almost turned it down.

After he lost out on yet another job in early January, Zimmer almost walked away from the entire coaching-search process, and was thinking of not showing up to the second Vikings coaching search.

“I almost didn’t go (on the second interview with Minnesota), yeah. I was so disappointed,” Zimmer told FOX Sports’ at Saturday’s NFL career-development symposium. “It was like, ‘Why even do this?’ It was to that point. I figured I was getting too old. I thought, ‘Forget this.’

The Vikings and their fan base should be happy to have a coach like Zimmer. The guy is motivated, hungry and a defensive genius. Who would have been given the job if Zimmer did pull out? Good thing we will never find out, because that coaching search could’ve been ugly…..

Share this articleShare on Facebook0Tweet about this on Twitter5Share on Reddit0Pin on Pinterest0Share on LinkedIn0Share on Google+0Digg thisShare on StumbleUpon0
Do you follow the NFL Draft? If so follow NFL Draft Diamonds on Twitter and Facebook for up to date NFL Draft News, NFL Draft Projections, and NFL Draft Rankings. Jesus is the only way to Salvation
Privacy Policy