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Mike Zimmer

Head Coach

Biography

Mike Zimmer enters his 6th season as Vikings Head Coach in 2019. Zimmer has notched 48 wins including playoffs in his 5 seasons leading the team with a pair of NFC North titles and playoff appearances. 

Zimmer was hired as the 9th head coach in Vikings history on Jan. 15, 2014. A veteran defensive coordinator, Zimmer is in his 26th season on an NFL sideline in 2019. In his NFL tenure, Zimmer has been a part of 13 playoff teams and teams that have won 9 Division titles. He coached the Cowboys DBs when Dallas won Super Bowl XXX over Pittsburgh after the 1995 season.

The 2018 Vikings finished a game out of the playoffs but had a talented core that represents the future of the club all post career-best seasons. Danielle Hunter led the team and tied for 4th in the NFL with 14.5 sacks and earned his 1st career Pro Bowl berth. Adam Thielen earned his 2nd Pro Bowl berth and set a career-high with 113 catches for 1,373 yards and teamed with fellow WR Stefon Diggs’ 102 catches and 1,021 yards to be the 1st duo in Vikings history to each post 100+ receptions in a season. Newly acquired QB Kirk Cousins threw for the 2nd-most yards (4,298), 2nd-highest completion % (70.1) and 4th-best passer rating (99.7) in Vikings history in his first season with the club while starting all 16 games. Joining in the Pro Bowl honors were Harrison Smith and Anthony Barr, the 4th consecutive honor for each player.

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